Shared Stories

case studies

Here you can read a collection of first-hand experiences from people who have used our services, or from loved ones who have received help and advice to support someone they care about.

  • Shared Story: Sheffield Shared Stories

    Inside the “Sheffield Shared Stories” booklet are stories of people who have attended SMART Recovery groups at Drink Wise, Age Well in Sheffield. We hope that there are elements of their stories that you can identify with. Their journeys have all been different but with some things in common. They have experienced unhappiness, hope, progress and change. 

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  • Shared Story: Ryz’s story

    Ryz works in Drink Wise, Age Well Devon as one of our dedicated Direct Engagement and Support workers. She helps people everyday who are struggling to manage their alcohol use and have reached the decision they needed to make a change. She recently reevaluated her own drinking after suffering a loss. This is her story…

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  • Shared Story: Steve’s story

    Steve had an early introduction to alcohol, getting a taste for it with friends in his teens. By his 30s his drinking started to catch up with him interfering with his work and relationships. This is Steve’s story…

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  • Shared Story: Angie’s Story

    Angie started drinking after a lot of trauma that occurred throughout her life. She approached DWAW after deciding it was time to do something about it. 

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  • Shared Story: David’s story

    David Lunt volunteers with Drink Wise, Age Well, on an allotment project in Sheffield. He inspires others to get involved with gardening as a way of leading a happier, healthier lifestyle away from alcohol. This is his story.

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  • Shared Story: John’s story

    John Nelson volunteers at Drink Wise, Age Well (DWAW) to encourage over 50s to lead fulfilling lives away from the ‘generational culture of daily drinking’. The former civil servant has himself overcome alcohol dependency and is now passionate about supporting Drink Wise, Age Well to help people make healthier choices about alcohol as they age.

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