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Mohammed's story - Mohammed drank too much to hide his feelings
Mohammed is in his late 20s and has experienced many changes in his family situation and bereavements that have left him feeling disconnected and with attachment issues. Mohammed found that the more he drank, the less he felt. Mohammed has a full time job and thankfully, although his employer had noticed that he had a problem with alcohol, he was very supportive and when he found out that Mohammed was on a recovery programme that ran in the afternoons, he worked his shifts around it so that he could attend.
How Linwood Group helped
During his time with the Linwood group Mohammed opened up about cultural, attachment, bereavement, loneliness and a multitude of other issues that he felt were standing in the way of his recovery. However, Mohammed attended the group every day and because of his ability to ask for help from the staff and the other clients, he was able to work through these issues one by one and eventually left the treatment programme, 30 days later, having remained abstinent for the full 6 weeks
Life after Linwood
Mohammed returned to work and is still there. He has since received a pay rise because his productivity levels have increased and his manager was so impressed with his determination and dedication. Mohammed attends aftercare whenever he can, it is his shifts at work that would usually stop him. He also attends 2 other non-statutory alcohol agencies on a weekly basis and knows that he needs to continue to work on his sobriety as once his old behaviours and thoughts start creeping back in, he is in danger of relapse and he is determined not to return there.
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