Stories

Read the stories of three of our participants. While each person has their own story to tell these stories highlight the challenges people coming from addiction have faced but also the progress they have made in turning their lives around.

  • Sean's story

    My drug use started when I was 11 or 12 with glue, petrol, drink and hash when I could get it. I first tried coke when I was 13 but mainly stuck to naps. I hung around with an older crowd and was always wanting to keep up with them and be part of what ever was going on. I suppose I’ve always been a crowd pleaser.

  • Niamh's story

    I started drinking and taking heroin when I was 15. I did it because in my area everyone did it, it was the thing to do. For me it was the start of a struggle with addiction that went on for nearly 15 years and nearly destroyed me.

Sean's story

I was on crack for a year and finally hit rock bottom. I had a son and finally realised I was getting in too deep and had to stop or I’d miss out on his life as well.

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  • About us

  • Liberty Recycling is a clothes recycling social enterprise and charity that provides people affected by drug and alcohol use with the stability, work experience, skills and confidence needed to move into mainstream employment, training and education, all within a supportive work environment.

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