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Our Stories

Kirsty’s Story

Former nurse Kirsty Young slipped into amphetamine addiction soon after her husband lost his job. What followed was five years of a life she could never have imagined.

Kirsty’s “wake-up moment” came when she was on the verge of taking her own life. Unbeknownst to Kirsty, she was pregnant with her daughter at the time.

With the support of Iceni, and through her own hard work, Kirsty was able to overcome her five-year battle with amphetamine addiction, and her family is starting to blossom as a result.

 

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Iceni. I feel blessed for that, and I owe them everything I have to their help.”

 

Putting the family first

Our number one priority with Kirsty was ensuring she wasn’t separated from her daughter, while giving them both the opportunity of a healthy, fulfilling life.

Through a programme of counselling, therapy, debt management advice and parenting support, we were able to help Kirsty work her way out of addiction and keep her family together.

We continue to offer Kirsty and other former clients a safe environment, should they ever need somebody to confide in.

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