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Hear from people who have accessed BAC O’Connor as part of their Recovery Journey.

“I am 10 months sober and I just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am to everyone at the BAC O'Connor Centre, and to Kevin Langan in particular. You all not only changed my life but gave me a future that really was beyond my wildest dreams. The BAC did not just teach me how to stop drinking, it taught me how to live my life day to day and how to be genuinely happy. I am currently living in France doing an incredibly rewarding job and gaining the most amazing experiences! This is the first time I have ever been able to say I am truly happy and I owe it all to the BAC!” — E.K.

“The family group has been a lifeline for me. Before this I wasn’t in touch with anyone who’d lived with an alcoholic. I felt helpless, bewildered and desperate for information. To be in contact with people who could offer advice and share their experiences with no judgment has been invaluable to me, practically and for my own mental health. I thank those involved from the bottom of my heart.” — H.

“The BAC O’Connor Centre has provided a lifeline, not only for the addict in our family, but also for the others through the Family Support Group. Sadly, we have had experience of several rehab centres, but there is no doubt that the BAC O’Connor provides the best all round service and we are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support. We have no hesitation in recommending the facility to other families suffering the pain caused by addiction.” — P.&V. S.

“There’s no doubt in my mind BAC and the O’Connor Trust have saved my life… if it wasn’t for them, I know I wouldn’t be here.” — Chris

“If it wasn't for the BAC O'Connor Centre, I don't know where I'd be now. I am now coming up to my 14th year in my recovery. Nobody says it'll be easy but with the help, guidance and support from the BAC it works if you work it. I am now at the happiest and best place in my life, I will be forever grateful to you all, especially Kev.” — Pamela

“The family group is a lifeline to me. I don’t know what I would do without this group. It has helped me tremendously and still does to this day. Before, I had no-one to understand what I was going through and people were quick to judge not knowing anything about addiction and the impact it has on family members. That is, until I came across this lovely family group who quickly welcomed me in and gave honest, non-judgmental advice. I suddenly felt I was not alone in this journey. Everyone is so supportive, and I will always be thankful for their support. Without this support I would not be where I am now.” — Tricia

“I have my partner, rock, soulmate and love of my life back who is a wonderful dad to our son and now an amazing granddad to our gorgeous granddaughter. It never would have happened without the BAC. They gave me my world back and now he works for the BAC helping others like he was helped. Truly amazing and life changing place. Thank you BAC.” — Clare

“The family group has given me a sense of belonging. It offers advice from a professional therapist, support, and the knowledge that we all deserve to live a full and happy life, even when life is full of challenges because of the addicts in our lives. I now have a ‘new’ family who understand, listen, and support each other when times are difficult, yet are happy to share in the joy when things go well. My life has changed for the better since joining this group.” — Anita

“I am 15 months clean and sober and I would like to say a big thanks to the Bac O'Connor, the therapists and all the staff for all their help and support; I have made so many friends.” — Sam

“Bac O'Connor saved my son's life. I am proud to be part of the BAC O'Connor Family.” — Zena

“One of their special features is that they make things happen…they are a great example to other services both locally and nationally.” — Commissioner feedback

“Firstly, I would like to commend the facilities and comfortable surroundings I have experienced. My detox has been superbly administered and has been as "bearable" as possible. It is with true gratitude that I would like to thank all of the staff in detox. They have been patient, empathetic, friendly and approachable. Also I have found them to be professional and have a genuine caring nature…Hopefully I can move forward with a successful rehab after being given a great "head start" by detox staff.” — Paul

“All I can say is a big thank you to all detox staff…I feel so safe and secure with them I’m just so grateful. So thank you all very much you've all made my detox a success.” — Dan

“Detox was flawless, very well done, the detox regime was as good as it can get. The Therapy was by far the best I have ever seen. From the cleaners to the C.E.O, I really can’t find a fault with the BAC. This is a well - oiled recovery machine, underpinned with love and care. ” — Service user