Live your life: addiction recovery stories

Inspirational stories from incredible people who turned their lives around with Priory.

Each year, Priory supports people across the UK in their mission to overcome their difficulties with addiction and regain control of their lives.

Here are just a few of those inspirational stories, in the words of those who experienced it.

Patrick's story of addiction recovery

Listen to Patrick's inspiring story of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction after his six-week stay on the addiction Priory Hospital Woodbourne.

Leaving drugs and drink behind

An insight into the Addiction Treatment Programme at Priory Hospital Altrincham – a former patient shares their story.

I'd drink as soon as I woke up

Listen to an ex-patient from Life Works, as their perception of alcoholism is transformed after a stay undergoing the addiction treatment programme with Priory.

Receiving support for alcoholism

Michelle shares her story of recovery from alcohol addiction. She talks about her attempts to control her drinking and how Priory gave her new strategies to manage both her emotions and life’s struggles.

Why is after care important

An insight into the aftercare programme – a former patient at Manor Clinic shares their journey through recovery

My alcohol addiction recovery journey

A former patient of The Priory Hospital Altrincham shares their story of living in the depths of addiction, going through treatment at Priory and regaining hope and happiness in their life.

From client to peer supporter

My role as a peer supporter is, without doubt, the most important element of my ongoing recovery.

The role of a peer supporter

Learn more about the role of peer support with this detailed account from someone who has recovered from addiction and now helps others on that path.

In denial about my addiction

An ex-patient at Priory tells how truly grateful to Priory they are for saving their life and showing them that recovery is possible.

Recovering from alcohol addiction

David shares his story of recovery from alcohol addiction, sex and love addiction and unresolved childhood trauma. He reveals how Priory allowed him to gain a better understanding of his addiction.

Regaining hope and happiness after addiction

A former patient of Priory Hospital Altrincham shares their story of living in the depths of addiction, going through treatment at Priory and regaining hope and happiness in their life.

No longer doing it alone

Tom’s experience of addiction treatment, as he speaks of being eternally grateful for the work Prioy has done to help him turn his life around.

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