A____ is a very capable middle-aged person who although having a high level of education and some considerable work and personal success in life has suffered long-term alcoholism.
A____ has had 11 residential detoxes and rehabs in life to help beat alcoholism. In the year before the course, A____ had required 28 ambulance and police emergency responses, including armed response and the fire service. The also suffered a serious suicide attempt, were airlifted to hospital, spent 4 weeks in the intensive care unit and had numerous operations, skin grafts and physiotherapy. A____ also spent 4 months in prison. They additionally required mental health support, a probation worker and a social worker.
Since referral to and completion of a course in 2019 A____ has been sober, has had no police or ambulance call outs, has finished probation, and has come to the end of using the vulnerable adult social worker. A____ engages as a volunteer and has described the course as their last chance and lifesaving, describing their previous addiction to alcohol as demonic.
A____ is very welcoming, encouraging, and supportive to new arrivals on the course. A____ has also been volunteering for a mental health charity carrying out one-to-one work with clients. A____ has renewed interest in hobbies and is seriously contemplating taking the voluntary and personal experience forward into meaningful paid employment.