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: 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: Christine’s story

    Christine, 63, from Sheffield was abused as a child by a member of her family and turned to drinking to cope into adulthood. Much of her life was blighted by drinking until she managed to give up 11 years ago. Christine now volunteers with Drink Wise, Age Well and says she feels privileged when the older people drinking problematically that she helps take her into their trust.

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  • Shared Story: Mary’s story

    Mary had battled alcohol dependency once before and was in recovery when she unexpectedly lost her brother, who was just 50 years old. The trauma led to a relapse and after a year of heavy drinking, Mary was back in hospital to detox again

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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: Alistair’s story

    This is Alistair’s story. He got in touch with Drink Wise, Age Well when he relapsed and needed some support to get back on track.

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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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  • Shared Story: Willie’s story (video)

    When Willie retired his drinking began to creep up on him, Drink Wise, Age Well helped him get back on track.

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  • Shared Story: Janet’s story

    Janet recently approached us about her drinking, here’s her story.

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