If drinking is interfering with your work,
you are probably a heavy drinker.

If your work is interfering with your drinking,
you are probably an alcoholic.

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves
to others that in the end we become disguised
to ourselves.

Addiction is addiction, and not to be flung
out of the window by any man, but coaxed
downstairs a step at a time.

Fear will hold you prisoner,
truth will set you free.

If you want things to be different, perhaps
the answer is to become different yourself.

Treat your mind like a bad neighbourhood -
do not go there alone.

Anything not attempted remains impossible.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other
side of every fear is a freedom.

Many of lifes failures occur when people give
up without realising how close they are to

Insanity: - doing the same things over and over
again and expecting different results.

The chains of addiction are generally too small
to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Let us not look back in anger or forward in
fear, but around us in awareness.

my journey beginning - poem by g. crosbie

My Journey Beginning – a poem by G. Crosbie

This story starts with me ending time on remand Being released to a strange and new land The first step was easy, stay sober and clean Oh how my mum smiled she was so pleased The second step was to visit lifeline So I’m sat there thinking is this worth my time?
Mon 24

Benefits Drop-in

24th October @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon 24

Abstinence Recovery Group – HX

24th October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 24

SMART Recovery – HUD

24th October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 24

Abstinence Recovery Group – DEW

24th October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 24

AA Meeting – Wakefield

24th October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What people have to say about The Basement Recovery Project

Because of what I have learned through counselling, groups, meetings and the pre-recovery programme I know my life is going to change in a massive way.

AlanRead Story

I feel great! The old me is back. Life is good and I’m really enjoying myself.

ColinRead Story

I am a different person altogether. I’m that person I was trying to be all those years ago.

DaveRead Story

If it wasn’t for The Basement Project I would still be at home, lying on the couch, out of my head on heroin.

DonnaRead Story

Mentally I feel fantastic, never better. I don’t have any anxiety attacks or fear of not drinking again.

GrahamRead Story

It’s thanks to TBRP and the Recovery Programme that has allowed me to make more sense of the nature of my addiction and how it has affected my whole life. After eighteen years of drinking, I’ve not had a drop since.

HelenRead Story

I can’t believe my life today. All that was promised to me by my key worker has come true.

JamesRead Story

This detox house has been a sanctuary for me, a life-line to get back my focus and direction.

JackieRead Story

I feel there is a purpose in life again and I’m happily enjoying it. It has much more meaning now.

KevinRead Story

90% of my friends are in recovery and I recently held the most sober wedding reception you will ever see.

LarryRead Story

I am the happiest I have ever been and more importantly, I have the ability to handle the bad times, which, previously, I couldn’t. I have peace and good balance. I have a good relationship with everyone in my life.

MarieRead Story

After talking to people at the Basement, I felt they knew more about me in five minutes than my councellor did after 12 months.

MichaelRead Story

I have a future to live for, and I embrace it every day. I am currently on an Access course at college hoping to attain A ‘Levels that will get me to university where I’m hoping to do a degree course in criminology.

RitaRead Story

I’m alive, clean, in recovery and being a proper dad to my kids as well as working towards a better life.

ShadeyRead Story

I’ve not seen anything like this, they do incredibly important work and make a huge contribution to the community here in Halifax.

I think what they do here could serve as a role model for other organisations around the country.

Dan Jarvis, MP
Dan Jarvis, MPShadow Justice MinisterView Article