Dr Zaid Al-Najjar and PH Service
It’s been 52 weeks since I landed on the doorstep of PHP and I wanted to express my gratitude to you and the service today.
I was in the darkest place this time a year ago, 13 months ago I thought that I had no option but to live out the rest of my days on tramadol. Addiction crept up on me and placed me in the darkest and most isolated place. I was no longer able to feel real emotions and was confused as to why I needed a drug to function but so scared to face living without a drug. Deep down I knew I was an addict but I would never have had the courage to admit it openly.
I was so sad that I couldn’t enjoy my children as other mothers appeared to be and wondered why I needed a drug to give me the energy to keep up with them. I thought that if I took on a full time job that could pay me well at least I’d be able to monetarily provide for my children and give them a good nanny in place of me as I knew there was something dead inside of me.
PHP gave me the greatest gift of being able to feel and be real again. Sorry I know this sounds cliche and corny but it has truly been my story.
After going to many meetings I have learnt to accept the reality that it is easily possible to fall into the trap of addiction again (whatever substance it maybe). I live in constant fear of this, or have a much greater fear that my children could ever fall into it in years to come. I will just have to take one day at a time.
But today I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you Zaid. Right from the get go you treated me in a calm and sensitive way, you gave me a fair chance without judgement, you were always approachable but yet incredibly professional.
Thank you thank you thank you Zaid and to all at PHP!
Simon Lyne PH Therapist