Adam was 28 years old when he came to Hope for support. After leaving prison, he had nowhere to go and began sofa-surfing and rough sleeping. He began turning to alcohol and drugs to help cope with the long nights and days that came with living on the streets.
Adam was initially supported by staff at Hope House to enter into a substance misuse programme, to overcome his addictions to drugs and alcohol. Sadly , he became homeless again- and this time, he wanted to change for good.
Adam entered “The Carpenters Arms” – an intensive and extended detoxification programme. He remained for around 8 months, completely changing his behaviour and became entirely “clean”.
At this point, Adam discovered his faith and realised that; “God was the answer for me, he helped me get away from my addiction, and he got me through the withdrawal stages. I would pray every morning. I now want to inspire others to break their own addictions.”
Since completing his rehabilitation, Adam has been clean from drugs and has got his life back. He says; “I couldn’t have done it and turned my life around, if it wasn’t for my belief in God, but also the help & support of The Carpenters Arms”.
Adam is now a part of the “Teen Challenge Leadership Academy”, where he attends Bible classes each day. He is now helping those who are in the position he was – he’s involved in an Outreach Team across various districts in Nottinghamshire, distributing hot meals and drinks to those who are homeless and sleeping rough.
As well as this, Adam has returned to “Lighthouse” in Rotherham as an Intern Support Worker, helping others battle their addictions and issues – the place where Adam himself had been before.