Heya my name’s Lynne, here’s a bit on my journey to Sankalpa. I’ve been dabbling since I was 13, smoking every day since I was 15 and started on a clinic at 17. I’ve been to Cuan Dara twice, done day programmes, done Millennium Carving and always stayed on gear, failed them all. Gear was always my drug of choice until I moved into a homeless unit and got strung out on crack. Like everyone I’d a lot to deal with. When I was 7 months pregnant my fella of 7 years, crashed his bike and died, my nanny and uncle died as well and I’d personal stuff to deal with. 4 years ago I had Abbie. She gives me the strength to go on.
After 8 years off dirty urines and no one saying anything, a new doctor started questioning my urines. So I knew before social work got involved I’d get clean. I couldn’t have lost Abbie as well. So for the first time in years I started to give cleans, but not consistently. Eventually I got 3 months cleans and applied for Sankalpa.
I started in September 2009. I haven’t looked back since. I get a lot of support from my keyworker, counsellor and the clients. For the first time in years I’ve a structure and routine in my life. I’ve to give 3 urines and the one in my clinic. That’s what I needed and from the age of 13 I’ve benefited most from Sankalpa and feel good about myself. So if you’re thinking of starting, make the move! It will be worth it, if you put the effort in. Good luck!