Stories

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

“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 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

“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

“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

“I have my partner, rock, soulmate and love of my life back who is a wonderful dad to our son and now an amazing Grandad to our gorgeous granddaughter. 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

“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