An interview with an ex-Day Programme Participant:
“Even people who have been in rehabilitation – even residential – can slip again, but it doesn’t mean that what they’ve learnt has gone to waste.
I’m only starting to benefit from the things that I learnt here now.
I was going to NA for a good while but… well, I don’t know what it was, but I attracted the wrong people and all the conversations I got into were about using. But my wife now goes to a support group for people whose family members are using drugs, down in the Boghall Road in Bray. And she’d say to me that she’s learning about trigger points and places to stay away from. It’s all the stuff that I learnt here, and it makes her aware of it. So that helps. Like, if was going out to call on someone risky she’d say, “Do you think that’s a good idea?”
You can never use again with a smile on your face when you know you’re doing wrong.”