Experts Exchange – ESOW

From an abusive childhood and a history of psychosis to motivating others to make the change

Raised in a violent household, Joel often sat at the top of the stairs crying while he listened to his alcoholic father beating his mother.  He was soon responsible for looking after his two younger siblings.  The pressure was intense on the young boy and it wasn’t long before he was sniffing glue and drinking […]

From a childhood immersed in addiction, criminality and abuse to an Expert by Experience- Michael’s story

Mixed race, Michael grew up in the midst of a large Irish catholic family in which addiction, criminality and physical and verbal abuse were the norm. An outsider in both the Irish catholic and Asian communities, his path to addiction began in his early teens. By 17 he was alcoholic and a heroin addict by […]

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