My self-respect was going, my self-esteem was getting lower every day. I was losing my self-confidence. I was sinking low and fast, and again I did not recognise it… I have been clean now for 16 months. I just moved into a flat, and every day I count my blessings. I know I am one of the lucky ones. I am coming through the other side.
Tina, Vendor, The Big Issue in the North, United Kingdom