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Shaun

Shaun has made more than one Leap of Faith: first, moving from England to Scotland, then seeking help for his alcohol addiction, before connecting with our community church in Greenock.

I was with other men who were trying to stay in recovery and that inspired me to get better."

"I came up to Edinburgh and moved into The Salvation Army’s Pleasance Lifehouse. I accepted the offer of a place on a Salvation Army drug and alcohol treatment programme in Greenock in 2007.

"I was with other men who were trying to stay in recovery and that inspired me to get better. The treatment in Greenock helped me so much that I would probably be dead by now if it wasn’t for the support I received.

"Since I’ve been in Greenock I haven’t lifted a drink. I’ll be nine years in recovery next month. I now feel so much better.

"The Salvation Army’s Greenock Floating Support Service then helped me secure a property on the high street and gave me all kinds of practical support to help me get on my feet. I don’t need as much support now but they are always there to help if I need it.

"My mum has even moved up to Greenock as well. She moved up in 2013 and we have made it our home. I love the place because the people are so friendly and the scenery is stunning.

"Now we both attend worship services at the local Salvation Army church."