Studio House – a life-affirming story
Studio House is a residential rehabilitation centre for people with alcohol and/or drug addiction problems. Based in Basford, Nottingham, it was started by a group of people who had successfully completed a rehab course and were determined to give something back by establishing this centre.
The significance of this statement was brought to life this week when we visited the centre to hand over our cheque from money we raised from the 2017 band concert and shared between Studio House and two other local good causes.
We heard harrowing stories of childhood abuse and people so affected by their addiction that they could not walk. But we also heard heart-warming stories of successful recovery and fresh starts. Total immersion provides the best conditions for people coming to terms with addiction. This first phase can be very tough with residents forced to confront profound behavioural and psychological issues.
Much of the support comes from fellow residents who help each other get through the difficult stages of the recovery process. And perhaps because most of the projects workers and volunteers have recovered from addiction themselves they are uniquely qualified in the skills of facilitating recovery. It shows in the fact that during the dozen or so years of existence Studio House has been remarkably successful in helping people back to an addiction-free lifestyle.
It is a real honour to support this excellent organisation. Pictured are some of the team that run Studio House.
Find out more here: http://www.studiohouse.org.uk
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