Life after rehabilitation
After completing a nine-month rehabilitation programme at Shardale, it was this passion for helping others that led Dale to look for voluntary work. Taking back control of his life, he found a position as a volunteer peer mentor at another centre that had previously supported him, Smithfield Detox in Manchester.
Speaking about the treatment programme, Dale said: “it was in rehab that I recognised that I loved to help others and that I was quite good at it.”
Dale said: “I was offered the placement, and this was the start of my new and exciting working life.”