"My counsellor understands me"

About: Drug ARM Australasia - Fairfield

(as a service user),

I'm an alcoholic. Since I came to Drug Arm I've been able to have days off and when I do drink, I don't drink as much any more. My counsellors have helped motivate me to stay sober. I now look forward to talking to my counsellors. My counsellor helped me see that I have a future to look forward to. She helped me to learn to let go of my past and make positive choices. She taught me I don't have to drink to numb my pain. I still struggle with alcohol and with my past, but I'm learning new skills to help me cope. I finally feel that somebody understands me.

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Response from Richard Norman, Healthy Options Australia 3 years ago
Richard Norman
Healthy Options Australia
Submitted on 24/01/2017 at 13:15
Published on Care Opinion at 13:33


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Hi feeling motivated

That's exciting that you have made some significant changes already in your journey - well done! It's great to have someone like your counsellor who not only is cheering you on, but also helping with the learning of new skills too. It is such a meaningful thing to know some one 'gets you'. You are doing really well and you are to be commended on the hard work you have put in too - so remember to pat yourself on the back too for progress made.

Thanks and all the very best for the future.

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