Jenny Bryson


What is it like working for Recovery Connections?

It’s really busy but fantastic. We all work together for the same common value and my personal experiences help people which also helps me get more out of it.

 

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

We give help and support around many aspects of their lives, we have groups to help people keep busy during the day and staff that really help and empathise with people.

 

What is your job with Recovery Connections?

I work partly with rehab and deliver The Step Forward Programme across MRT. The programme is to help give people the right information on rehab and for them to decide if it’s the right programme for them. I also work with the community clients and do one to one support with community clients.

 

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

A way out with help and support of MRT (Middlesbrough Recovering Together) giving the best chance of being able to rebuild a life.

 

What is the process of beating an addiction?

Get involved with the services such MRT. Addiction is a isolating disease and we help integrate people with others to overcome their addictions.

 

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

Do it! From personal experience, it’s easy to see how addiction consumed me and ruined my life. But now the gift of recovery is amazing and free and available to everyone.

 

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

Talking to people triggers me off to thinking of certain times or things but there’s no such thing as a hopeless case and everyone deserves the same opportunities, I don’t think we’re human if certain things don’t affect us but as a worker we have strategies in place to help coping.

 

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

Arts and crafts, I love to get involved but don’t always have the chance but I think it brings people together and when people are concentrating on creating they begin to be open and talk openly to one another.

 

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

Do it! From personal experience, it’s easy to see how addiction consumed me and ruined my life. But now the gift of recovery is amazing and free and available to everyone.

 

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

Talking to people triggers me off to thinking of certain times or things but there’s no such thing as a hopeless case and everyone deserves the same opportunities, I don’t think we’re human if certain things don’t affect us but as a worker we have strategies in place to help coping.

 

 

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?

I can listen and empathise with people.