Rehabilitation for addiction & trauma treatment

Who, why and what?

Hello everyone,
Thank you for taking the time to read about my story and hopefully after you finish reading this you'll help fund an opportunity that would giv me a chance of finally taking my life back from the deep addictions and mental health problems that I have been battling for over 10years now.

I was hoping to create this page so I could ask for others to help me gather the funding to be able to receive the proper professional mental health and addiction treatment that I so desperately need. I am a 26 year old woman, with a diagnosis of Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have been battling addiction issues since as young back as I can remember. I have had to deal with these issues for so long that it has just kept getting darker and darker and the addictions are growing more and more dibilitating.

I wish for nothing more than to be able to become abstinent and work my hardest on learning different ways to live and to learn different tools and techniques to eventually be able to live a stable and secure life. This is so important to me because during the 10 years of destruction and trauma I have bought two beautiful young daughters into this world. They have been through so much because of my problems and it has got to the point where I can't continue to hurt those around me that I love. Also they are my children and they deserve a mother who can give them just what they need, but due to the trauma I endured I have learnt many unhealthy coping mechanisms that I really need to unlearn before I can become a mum and be healthy continuously.

I want to keep the information that I share with you all to be as positive as possible without leaving out the truth of how important this circumstance is for me and my family. The truth is that if I don't get the right help now this will only continue to grow into a painful mess because so far I have nearly lost my life half a dozen times and I can't put my family through that. But not only will it take my life but it will continue to debilitate any chance I have of living a normal life, where I can give back to those that need it, just like me.

I have the dreams of getting mentally and physically well and then taking everything I have learnt and all the help i have been given and in turn go and help other young woman who have gone through similar situations. Addiction for me was a way of coping with the sexual trauma I experienced as a young girl and it was the only way I could simply forget about the pain I had been feeling for many years. I have also got a dream of finding my birth family and finally becoming part of a true family because I was adopted at 6 months old because of the same problems; addictions and many mental health issues.

I'm sure you'll be aware that this isn't my full story and I am willing to share much more about myself if I am to get to know those who are willing to help me. I have no shame in my journey anymore and I am willing too share as much about me as necessary so I can attain the right help that I so desperately need. I'm not a bad person and I certainly don't have any bad motives while asking for this help. I can see how this could seem like a way to manipulate a large amount of people for their money but all I ask for is the chance to be funded to attend a rehabilitation and detox programme for as long as I need to be there for. I have been applying for a rehabilitation placement for such a long time now and because of lacking of finding from my local services it can't be done. The only option I have is to ask you all for your help.

This is my first try at attempting to raise enough money for me to attend something so incredible and important to do so but I am going to do as much as I can in the meantime to prove how serious I am about this. The problem is the services here in the UK are failing us who need them massively. You need to believe me when I say the expense for a rehabilitation placement is NOT cheap and we are talking thousands for a simple detox and 28 day stay at a professional rehabilitation centre and in my own opinion I know that a 28 day rehabilitation programme is not long enough for me to work on fixing over 25 years worth of negative learnt behaviour and almost stripping back the whole me and creating a new version of myself (a healthy one) but it would be an amazing start to my recovery and new life.

For the moment I am going to share this with you all in hope of finding someone or others that want to understand and try to help someone in a situation of pure desperation, save their life AND have a bright and healthy future with my family. I am sure that if my goals of helping other young women get through what nobody has helped me get through then there must be a way out of this for me. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that the strong really do survive. 

If you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to email me on my newly made email specifically for this opportunity at; [email redacted] and I will create a Facebook page for this. Thank you to those who have taken the time to read this and for trying to understand what is going on for many people in the world. I'm not alone in this fight many of us need help but to help others I have to be well first. Thank you again!
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