Drink and Drugs News December 2016 - Page 17

‘ Amy ’ s story shows how the philosophy behind Grace House really works .’

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At Foundation66 everything they are and everything they do is channelled into helping people affected by drug and alcohol problems to make positive changes in their lives . Grace House is Foundation66 ’ s female-only residential service providing drug and alcohol free support for women with substance misuse problems and complex needs , including domestic violence , offending behaviour , sexual exploitation , homelessness and eating disorders . Amy ’ s story is typical of the opportunities offerered at Grace House

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‘ It has been life-changing . I have been given the chance to build the future I deserve ’
These are the words of Amy Munford , 27 , after she spent nine months at Grace House , Foundation66 ’ s all-female rehab in Camden , North London .
Amy had been a heavy drinker and had suffered from an eating disorder since her teenage years , which became progressively worse through her time at university and into employment . Getting into an abusive relation ship and surrounding herself with people who aided her addiction made matters worse and it wasn ’ t long before Amy had deteriorated to the point where she was just surviving on drinking all day – her friends had deserted her and her family had no idea what more they could do .
With her health suffering to the point where she was unable to walk , Amy was referred by Westminster Drug and Alcohol Project to Grace House , where an all-female team provides friendly support to women with substance misuse problems and complex needs , including domestic violence , offending behaviour , sexual exploitation , homelessness and eating disorders .
Amy moved into the house , where she was assessed and given a personalised treatment and counselling programme that gradually helped her turn her life around . Looking back on her time there , Amy reflects : ‘ It was a wonderful
‘ Amy ’ s story shows how the philosophy behind Grace House really works .’
BeA WHeeler , locAlity MAnAGer community to recover in . I had enough freedom to grow and rebuild as a person and was able to input into my own recovery . Thanks to Grace House , I now have my health back , have been able to re-connect with my family and have built lasting friendships .’
Since leaving Grace House , Amy now has her own flat , at ‘ Amy ’ s Place ’ ( provided through the Amy Winehouse Foundation ), is attending college and continues to have treatment for her eating disorder . She is now looking
positively to the future , with plans to study further , move in to her own property and start a new career .
‘ Amy ’ s story shows how the philosophy behind Grace House really works .’ says Bea Wheeler , Foundation66 ’ s Locality Manager , ‘ A stable home is the basis for a successful and sustained recovery and Grace House provides women , like Amy , with the time , space and support to address their substance misuse and complex needs , to help them take the next step to a brighter future .’
If you would like further details on the Grace House service , either to refer , or self-refer , then please call on 020 7916 5013 or email GraceHouse . Referrals @ foundation66 . org . uk www . drinkanddrugsnews . com December 2016 | drinkanddrugsnews | 17
Promotional feature At Foundation66 everything they are and everything they do is channelled into helping people affected by drug and alcohol problems to make positive changes in their lives. Grace House is Foundation66’s female-only residential service providing drug and alcohol free support for women with substance misuse problems and complex needs, including domestic violence, offending behaviour, sexual exploitation, homelessness and eating disorders. Amy’s story is typical of the opportunities offerered at Grace House Life ChanCe ‘It has been life-changing. I have been given the chance to build the future I deserve’ These are the words of Amy Munford, 27, after she spent nine months at Grace House, Foundation66’s all-female rehab in Camden, North London. Amy had been a heavy drinker and had suffered from an eating disorder since her teenage years, which became progressively worse through her time at university and into employment. Getting into an abusive relationship and surrounding herself with people who aided her addiction made mat \ܜB[]\۸&]ۙYܙH[^HY]\[ܘ]YH[\HH\š\\][ۈ[[[^H8$\Y[Y\\Y\[\[Z[BYYXH][ܙH^H[˂]\X[Y\[H[\HH\[XH[[^H\œY\YH\Z[\Y[[ڙXܘXH\K\H[[ Y[X[HX[HݚY\Y[H\ܝY[]X[HZ\\B؛[\[\^YY[Y[™Y\X[[Kٙ[[Z][\^X[^]][ۋY[\ۙ\[X][\ܙ\˂[^H[ݙY[H\K\HB\\\Y[][H\ۘ[\YX]Y[[[[[ܘ[[YB]ܘYX[H[Y\\\YB\[ [Xۈ\[YH\K[^HYXΈ8&]\Hۙ\[˙[[Yۙ]˘B&[^x&\œܞBšB[BZ[ܘXB\BX[Bܚ˸&BPHY[\[]HP[Q\[][]HXݙ\[HY[YYYHܛ[XZ[\H\ۂ[\XH[][^HۂXݙ\K[ܘXH\KHš]H^HX[X]HY[XHœKXۛX]^H[Z[H[]HZ[\[Y[\˸&B[HX][ܘXH\K[^Hš\\ۈ] ]8&[^x&\Xx&BݚYYYH[^H[Z\B[][ۊK\][[YH[۝[Y\]HX]Y[܈\X][\ܙ\H\[‚]][HH]\K][œYH\\[ݙH[\ۂ\H[\H]\Y\&[^x&\ܞHB[HZ[ܘXH\HX[Bܚ˸&H^\XHY[\[][ۍ&\“[]HX[Y\8&HXHYH\B\\܈HX\ٝ[[\Z[YXݙ\H[ܘXH\HݚY\Y[ZH[^K]H[YKXB[\ܝY\Z\X[BZ\\H[\^YY[[BZHH^\HY\]\K&BY[H[ZH\\]Z[ۈBܘXH\H\XKZ]\Y\܈[\Y\[X\H[ۈ  LM L L܈[XZ[ܘXR\KY\[[][ۍܙ˝Z‘X[X\ M[[Yۙ] M‚