Carr Beck talks to BBC Radio Leeds
WE all enjoy a glass or two of wine at Christmas and most of us are able to control the amount we drink. Spare a thought this Christmas for those who don't.
Research revealed recently that young women are dying as a result of their addiction hooked by the appeal of a sexy, successful lifestyle linked to drinking ever larger quantities of alcohol.
Eight women in 100,000 died in 2017 almost double the figure of 2005. However, thanks to our Carr Beck Intensive Support Environment women in West Yorkshire can get help.
Last week, Thursday December 20, our CEO, Janet Spencer and Anna Double, one of the women we support at Carr Beck, were interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds by mid-morning presenter, Stephanie Hirst. You can listen to the full interview here.
Janet spoke at length about her motivation for wanting to help women with an alcohol adiction in a radical way by establishing a residential hostel where women can continue to drink. “Since we started 23 years ago things have changed dramatically,” she said.
“Then, we only took women over 40 and they commonly stayed with us until they died. Now, we are seeing many more younger women, many professionals who are coping with the stresses of living multiple lives and our mode of working has changed.
“We support them to establish an alcohol management programme which sets boundaries for the amount they will drink daily and which hours they will drink between. Increasingly, more and more women turn their lives around with our support and go on to re-start careers, start living independently and become reconciled with their families.
“Appearing on BBC Radio Leeds obviously resonated with many women immediately and we had telephone calls from women wanting help within minutes,” added Janet.
“I hope this is just the start of us helping more women.”
If you would like to speak to us about help with your drinking or you want to commission your own Carr Beck contact us on 0113 276 0616 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org