"There was a lot of trauma I hadn’t processed, and the Tramadol had meant I didn’t have to. It had numbed me for too long and I knew I needed support."
Thanks to determination and the right support, Jade has overcome a decade long addiction to prescription painkillers. She is now fifteen months sober and looking forward to the future.Read story
"It was a slippery slope. Before I knew it I was relying on alcohol to feel I belonged – to be outgoing, funny, one of the lads – it just got worse from there."
Champion Boxer Russell is now hooked on helping others. He was getting hurt fighting for money just to fund his addiction - but now he's turned his life around and is helping others to do the same.Read story
"We were gigging two or three nights a week, so you were up all night three or four times every week. We partied way, way too much. "
With Kaleidoscope’s services in Wales receiving just 30% of new alcohol referrals compared with the same time last year, Tim lends his voice to our Time to Brew campaign, to let people know we’re still here despite lockdown.Read story
"I always thought having the lived experience I had that people would look down on me for jobs, but Kaleidoscope embraced it."
Tony battled a 20 year addiction to heroin. Now he's mentoring others to overcome the challenges he's faced.Read story
"I used to get up at about 4am, and if I didn't have a drink I'd be shaking. I didn't want people to see the person I'd become."
After entering retirement, Alan's drinking began seriously impacting his life and his family.Read story