Why the Basement Recovery Project?
I had no idea of recovery and my resistance to group therapy being of any benefit was strong. However I was out of options and as amends to my loved ones, I agreed to give it a go. I managed two face to face groups before we went into a national lockdown but those groups were enough to give me hope and reassurance that somehow, everything would be ok if I stuck around. From there, I engaged in regular Zoom groups put on by The Basement and it was suggested that I give Mutual Aid groups via Zoom a try too. From here, my faith in recovery became a central focus to build a new life around. Recovery was the foundation to each day during lockdown and I took the opportunity to move into supported housing as a demonstration of commitment to myself, my family and my new peers that I was serious about this.