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60 Seconds with Adrian

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Posted on 11/06/19

Adrian joined the Charity Group in early 2008 as a Support Worker and was promoted to House Manager responsible for the day to day management and support of the Secondary care Treatment Facility at 26 & 28 West Park Avenue in 2009.


1). What does Silkworth mean to you?

Silkworth is a very special place to me, Silkworth saved my life. I am now able to live a normal life, free from addiction.


2). You are the House Manager at the Secondary care Treatment Facility, can you tell us a little more about that please?

As House Manager, I see clients come into Secondary after completing treatment in Silkworth and watch them grow in their recovery. We provide the stepping stones and help the clients along the way. Secondary treatment gives clients the opportunity to start rebuilding their lives maybe with family, relationships or getting work, whilst living in a supported environment. Seeing clients getting back thier confidence, self esteem and respect and becoming valued members of society is the most rewarding part of my job. 


3). What would you say to someone who is thinking of coming to Silkworth but is nervous about taking that first step?

Just do it – coming in to treatment is one of the most daunting steps a person can take as they are filled with fear of life without alcohol or drugs, filled with fear of losing their loved ones, filled with fear of losing their jobs. The harsh reality is that people will lose all of these and possibly their lives if they don’t seek help with their addiction. 3 months residential treatment to too many will seem like a life sentence, but believe me it will be the most rewarding 3 months of your life if you give yourself a chance. 


4). What do you like to do in your spare time?

 Playing Racketball, Walking, Swimming, Playing Croquet, Spending time with family and partner, socializing with friends and both my partner and I love to Travel


5). If you weren’t working at Silkworth what would you be doing?

All of the above and spending more time travelling.

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