Susan's Story

Carr Beck: Fighting back from abuse

When lives unexpectedly derail, a bit of extra support is sometimes needed to get them back on track. Here’s Susan’s* story…

A victim of Domestic Violence by her son while her husband was working away, Susan* came to Carr Beck when she was drinking heavily and needed intensive support. 

The team at Carr Beck understood she wanted to tackle her drinking. We helped her take the first step in her rehabilitation. She then completed a detox, moving first into the community before returning to her family home. 

She has been sober for 10 months and not only attends, but organises and hosts alcohol meetings acting as a mentor for others.

Her next ambition was to get a job and support worker Angela helped Susan compile a CV. Initially, Susan was working as a volunteer in the British Heart Foundation Charity shop before her GP asked her to work voluntarily with Chrissie, the surgery’s Forward Leeds substance worker.

* Client names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.