Dot Turton


What is it like working for recovery connections?

It’s rewarding, busy but a privilege to play a part in someone’s journey

 

What is it that Recovery connections do to help people out of addiction?

We offer people who are aspiring to live life in recovery, whatever that is to them; to build a life that fulfills their passion and purpose. We facilitate people into communities where they can connect with like minded people and live life in recovery.

 

What is your job with Recovery connections?

CEO.

 

What do you offer to people who are trapped in an addiction?

Primarily hope, encouragement and the evidence that people can and do recover. We offer a structure and opportunity for people to build their own foundations for recovery.

 

What is the process of beating an addiction?

For me it’s about being around people who have been where you’re at and are willing to share their experience strength and hope whilst walking with you. It starts the moment you feel you’re on your recovery journey.

 

If you could give anyone any advice on why they should quit an addiction, what would it be?

I have no right to tell people they should quit however if it was detrimental  to their health and wellbeing and family I would suggest alternatives and get them in front of a peer in recovery to see what life could be like.

 

Addiction affects so many people but has it ever affected you to help those people struggling with Substance misuse?

Yes, I grew up in a home that was affected by alcohol and domestic violence so I understand what its like for family members affected by addiction.

 

What’s your favourite program activity with Recovery connections and how does it help people?

Anything we offer that helps to connect people and bring them together  for me is a pleasure to observe.

 

If you could give anyone any advice on why they should quit an addiction, what would it be?

I have no right to tell people they should quit however if it was detrimental  to their health and wellbeing and family I would suggest alternatives and get them in front of a peer in recovery to see what life could be like.

 

Addiction affects so many people but has it ever affected you to help those people struggling with Substance misuse?

Yes, I grew up in a home that was affected by alcohol and domestic violence so I understand what its like for family members affected by addiction.

 

Working for Recovery connections and with people who are in need of help and support, kind of makes you a super hero, what superhero power do you possess?

The ability to bring order to chaos and calm a storm.