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UK: Recovering addicts grow confidence at Newcastle allotment plot

Monday, October 3, 2016 16:34
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Andrew Gibson, left, and Dan Norman in the polytunnel they have built as part of the garden project. Picture: Malcolm Hart.

The aim of the garden is to get people involve healthy activities and build their confidence.

By Jack Furness
The Sentinel
September 26, 2016

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One of the volunteers, Andrew Gibson, has been taken on by the centre full-time to maintain the plot.

The 38-year old, from Newcastle, said: “I wanted to give something back. I was a hopeless drug addict and an alcoholic and my life wasn’t really worth living until I came into rehab.

“I started taking drugs when I was 13 and took them all of the way through my adult life. And when I was 30, alcohol started to become a major problem.

“I was in hospital a lot of the time and I was getting arrested regularly for drug offences and violence. I was either going to end up dead or in prison.”

After being referred to the centre last September, Andrew has managed to get his life back on track and can’t help but smile at the thought of what he’s overcome.

He said: “I was nine months sober last Monday. I can’t put into words how it feels, it’s better than any drug I’ve ever took.”

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