This post mentions addiction.
This is a short addition to Charlie’s last piece, ‘Dark and Light’. Anybody who has had to face recovery will relate to this. The damage and destruction from rampant addiction and untreated mental health problems are what you have to face. It’s not just the damage to the infrastructure of your life but the guilt you have to deal with too. Mat Amp [Project Officer]
‘Dark and Light’ is probably the most potent and personal piece I’ve ever done. But the job is only half done, you still need to rebuild your life. What I’m trying to highlight is that when you’ve come out of addiction or got your mental health on an almost functional level, you look around and your life has been destroyed, nothing like it was before.
But the DWP cut your money and say ‘you’re okay now’, CMHT say ‘you’re cured get on with it’, the council say ‘you can now deal with life’. But all you see is a mess, destruction, so much easier to fall back into the dark. That’s a battle you’ve still got to fight, something the powers that be, need to understand. YOU STILL NEED HELP.
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