Binda: “I almost lost everything; now I never look back”
Binda was born in Bradford and began drinking at the age of 13.
After moving to the Wakefield District, she struggled with alcohol misuse as a teenager and got caught up in a party lifestyle, often drinking to excess in local pubs and bars. By 18, her drinking had spiralled out of control and Binda had been in and out of treatment services for many years before coming to Inspiring Recovery in 2017.
She said, “I almost lost my partner, my house and my son due to my drinking. I was sacked from a job I’d held for 25 years.”
Realising the effect that her drinking was having on her family, Binda was ready to make changes. She worked closely with Inspiring Recovery to gain support after giving up alcohol, and regained confidence and skills through the Socialicious café project. She is now completely alcohol-free and looking forward to Peer Mentoring.