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Richard's Story

I have had numerous experiences with drug services, the criminal justice system (both in the form of probation and prison) and mental health services (both in rural Wales and London). Throughout my life I have had several spells of abusing substances (both drugs and alcohol) and found my life spiralling out of control.

I wanted to try and change the system and help others

Richard Tillman - Member of our forum

Why I joined Revolving Doors

Eventually through developing regular contact with probation (through repeated offending) I resolved my problems (through the help of a good worker) who managed to get me into a detox and onto a suitable rehabilitation program where I could address my substance use for good. I have not had involvement with probation since.

I found out about Revolving Doors through a friend who was doing a project with them. I got involved in the project as I wanted to try and change the system and help others avoid the pitfalls that I had.

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