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Ben's Story

Read more about Ben's Dayhab experience with Help Me Stop

By Chris Love

From the moment I walked into HMS I felt that I was in the right place. It could feel the warmth, it felt homely, safe.


Dave my therapist has been truly amazing. He kept me on the right path, inspired me through his actions, and comforted me with his kind words and guidance. He truly understood where I was coming from, my specific background. He reassured me many times that I did not have to feel alone but to see the similarities in my peers rather than the differences. When I felt that I was wobbly in the first week, I mentioned that I would appreciate being checked in on more often.  It was taken in consideration immediately and I truly could see that he cared about my well-being. 


I always thought group therapy was a lot of mumbo jumbo, but it works. Connecting and sharing with my peers have helped me tremendously, and without knowing at the time, helped them. Once I experienced that emotional connection with my peers through their and my sharing, I felt that as a group we were bonded on a higher level, and the care and support we offered one another was very helpful in our recovery.


I used to hate the art group sessions, but it turned out that I was always the last one to finish! 


What I will miss most is coming to HMS, being in the room, seeing my peers and therapist, feeling and experiencing the love, support and understanding. It became such a big part of my life. I will forever be grateful. 

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If you would like to learn more about Dayhab or you are concerned about your use, or someone else's, and want to know what treatment options are available  then call us now on 0208 191 9174 or jump onto Live Chat/email us directly at enquiries@helpmestop.org.uk

Help Me Stop’s intensive non-residential outpatient Dayhab programme is an effective solution that also offers 12 months of free accessible aftercare and family support options. Treatment is delivered face to face either in the mornings or afternoons over 6 weeks.

For those adults who are working and can’t access services in the day or get to our centre in West London we offer a 6-week evening online outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programme, run by the same therapists that provide the face to face programme.

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