Testimonials

Tough Love

Councillors and all staffI want to express my sincere gratitude for all your help,guidance and sometimes “Tough Love”during my five weeks in clinic. You all supported me through a difficult time of my life and helped to put me together again. You have shown to me the path that I need to follow. I now know the direction that i need to go.Thank You Love Paul

Its been a year since i entered The Haynes Clinic

Dear Sue and GordonIts been a year since i entered The Haynes Clinic- It seems so long ago. As part of my ongoing recovery I consciously decide never to forget how bad it was when i was in active alcoholism, and to be grateful for the first moments of my recovery and its continuation. I remember with joy and gratitude the genuine interest you all took in my recovery- believing in me when i had stopped believing in myself. The three weeks at Haynes were a period of honest self- discovery guided by your support and insight in to the recovery process. I really enjoyed my time at the clinic and despite the tough regime, learned to relax and find peace in the process i was undergoing. Thank you for providing me with a safe place a positive environment and genuine care during this time. I am slowly beginning to experience the promises from The Big Book become a reality in my life. I am grateful to God for his patient love with me and his grace at every moment. I hope the work is going well and that many are still coming through your doors to find healing and a new life for themselves. My prayers and thoughts for the wonderful work you all do.Kind RegardsTerence

Thank you again all of you at Haynes.

I have been meaning to get in touch for a while, just want to say thank you again for everything you have done for A and us as a family. This time last year things were better but still very uncertain. Anyway, the trajectory has continued to be slowly but surely in an upward direction. I know A has been in touch so you will know for yourselves. Thank you again all of you at Haynes.A.G 2015

My life was in total meltdown

On arrival at the Haynes Clinic, my life was in total meltdown and I felt it was my last shot at life, I had really had enough of everything and my drinking had completely taken complete control of my life.I was scared but welcomed with such kindness at Haynes, I felt the detox programme was good and settled me down, when I first walked into the group I was not judged, just made to feel welcome and I soon made a lot of friends (some will be lifelong). The counsellors were amazing and have helped me understand my illness in a much better light. I know that my battle with alcoholism will be lifelong but Haynes have given me the strength to guide me in the right direction. On my first day home I have already arranged going to my first AA meeting with great pride. Haynes has completely taken me out of my denial, it is great to know they have an aftercare programme too which I look forward to attending. I am going to take things one day at a time, sticking to the 12 step programme and who knows, one day I might be able to help someone else.So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all at the Haynes for giving me hope.God bless you all, Maria x 2016

This is the factor that has saved my life.

I came to The Haynes Clinic following a relapse. I spent 13 years in NA but never really fully worked the programme. I did 7 months of treatment in 2009/2010 elsewhere but was unable to work on my sex addiction. At Haynes, my whole illness was worked with. This is the factor that has saved my life. The staff are amazing, their approach and their level of expertise has taken me from being a broken man, suicidal and psychotic following a relapse on cocaine, and other legal high cocaine substitutes and having completely destroyed my marriage through my drug and sex addiction to a man who has hope again. I do not blame NA in any way, I simply was not open minded enough, I was not teachable (although I believed I was, I believed I knew everything) so I missed lifesaving parts of the lifesaving message.At Haynes I have been educated in the original AA programme and feel equipped now to return to any fellowship having met the 12 steps fully for the first time, I feel I have been humbled. I know my problem now and finally I know my solution. I have lots of work to do moving forward but Haynes has given me a safe place to look at myself and lay a foundation to begin my new recovery. I couldn’t be more grateful.Wayne 2016

It works if you work it, so work it, you are worth it!

The Haynes Clinic has saved my life if I’m honest. I arrived 6 weeks ago broken & clueless. I’m going to leave on Monday with a tool box for life. The therapists, the centre, make it feel like a family, not always a happy one but a good one. I have met some good friends here, I really hope to keep in touch with the centre and the friends that I have made. If you’re an addict come here, it’s a safe place to learn how to get clean, get sober and get honest.Keep coming back, it works if you work it, so work it, you are worth it!Much love from Julian 2016

Everyone at the clinic is passionate about saving lives

I cannot properly express my gratitude to The Haynes Clinic and all the staff for the support and help they have given me. The counsellors have many, many years of experience around addiction and are recovering addicts themselves so they know how to get to the core of your issues and addiction quickly and very effectively. It is tough love at the clinic but it works. Everyone at the clinic is passionate about saving lives and giving their clients a solid foundation for recovery.The accommodation is superb and you are responsible for cleaning your house and cooking meals, all of which contributes to your recovery and prepares you for your return to the outside world.There is continued support after you leave the safe environment of the clinic by way of an aftercare programme which you can attend every Friday for 12 months.I cannot recommend The Haynes Clinic strongly enough.Richard (July 2016)

I was full of fear when I first arrived

I want to say a massive thank you to all the counsellors and staff at The Haynes Clinic. You have shown me love, care, support and understanding during my stay at the clinic. I was full of fear when I first arrived but was soon reassured that everything would be ok. I found it very intense and emotional at times but I now realise this was a vital part towards my recovery. Bill, Mo, Nadia, Tracy and Gordon you have all been amazing and helped me get my life back on track. I can now live my life one day at a time, not always projecting into the future and being able to live my life on life’s term’s.You got me off of my prescription medication which I had been trying for years. This was a battle for you at first Bill but I soon realised that it was for the best, as it was addictive. You introduced me to the 12 step programme and into AA/NA. This has given me the confidence to continue these now I’m out of clinic and get myself a sponsor.I am eternally grateful to you for giving me the tools to help me on my journey to recovery.Looking forward to seeing you all in aftercare JHelen (2016)

Now I’m leaving today with the biggest smile

I came to Haynes in total denialNow I’m leaving today with the biggest smileSix weeks ago, I felt there was no hopeI was a broken girl, addicted to cokeI thought I was fat and threw up everydayI simply couldn’t see an alternative wayTreating my addict, I didn’t know where to beginI didn’t want to feel, I just wanted to be thinSlowly but surely and thanks to you guysI reluctantly started to open my eyesI wished so hard recovery just came in a pillNot in the form of BillBut I’m so grateful now and I love you allSo stay sober guys and live life to the full.-Cat (2016)

You are a great team and inspiration

Dear Gordon, Sue, Tracy, Bill, Nadia, Kim, Lloyd, Mo, Lizzie, Ricky, Vincent, Brian, Manny and Phil.I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me with my illness over the last 28 days and for what you have taught me and giving me the tools to move forward with a new spiritual and sober life with all my family…You are a great team and inspiration, please keep up the good work as I think what you do is amazing and saves people’s lives.Look forward to seeing you all again soon in aftercare…Love and best wishes, K x (2016)

You have given me strength and knowledge

To The Haynes Team,Thank you so much for your help, guidance and continued support in the last two weeks. It has been in-valuable to me, not just to me but to my family also. You have given me strength and knowledge to know I have a chance again at a normal happy life. I have the capacity to make others around me happy also. I will never forget this experience and remind myself daily along with the other crutched and tools I now have to help hold me ‘up’!Apart from being blessed with my son, this is the 2nd best decision I have made in my life.Best wishes and always thinking of you, R x (2016)

I got the head start I could not do without.

To all the staff,Just wanted to say a big thank you. I got the head start I could not do without.I really am grateful.Thank you and take care, D.C. (2016)

You do a fantastic job behind scenes and centre stage

Dear Loft Crew,Thank you so much for all your time, care and help. I still stand by that I trust no one except my children and you guys (fully that is) hopefully I will trust my sponsor. You do a fantastic job behind scenes and centre stage. I feel very principled to be able to have come here and to have found you.Love, H (2016)

He is a pleasure to spend time

Hi Sue and Gordon,I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you are doing for our son. He is a pleasure to spend time with when we see him and he seems so happy.J&M

You’re all amazing!

To everyone at Haynes,What can I say?You’re all amazing!When I arrived here 6 weeks ago on Easter Monday, I was broken and ready to surrender. I had no idea of what to expect, no knowledge of the 12 steps, I was fearful, frightened and resentful but I knew I needed to stop.You have coached and consoled me into being a different person from then, I feel very different and definitely in a good way. The courage and resolve that I have now is in a large part down to each and every one of you and for that I love you.One deeply grateful and loving, J x (2016)

Thank you doesn’t really come close to it

Dear Gordon, Sue, Tracy, Bill, Nadia, Mo, Lloyd, Ricky, Kim, Brian, Vinnie, Lizzie, Phil, Manny, James, and anyone else I may have missed!!! (All the amazing team)Thank you for all your help, advice, guidance & care you have shown me over the last 7 weeks.Thank you doesn’t really come close to it, so I hope I can show you all in my continued recovery how grateful I am for all your help.I will be back for aftercare every week so the proof will be in the pudding – pardon the pun haha.I hope I can show you how grateful I am in recovery – I am so thankful for the promising start you have given me.See you all soon – Hopefully NEVER again unless for aftercare LOL!Lots of Love, K (recovering bulimic/food addict) (2016)

You have all been amazing!

To all the staff at The Haynes Clinic,Thank you so much for all your support for my recovery to sobriety.You have all been amazing!Lots of love, H (2016)

To all you lovely people,

Dear,To all you lovely people,Thank you for all your support and kindness. I am so glad I came to The Haynes Clinic.Love from J xx

3 years and counting!

With many thanks and much gratitude to everyone! 3 years and counting!C.B.

4 years this year thanks to Gordon and the rest

Hi SueHope you are well4 years this year thanks to Gordon and the rest. 5th Granddaughter due tomorrow and if i had kept on with the drinking probably would not have been here to see her.Give him my regards and thank him for what he did please.RegardsIan, 2011

‘Thank you’ doesn’t come close.

To all of you at Haynes!When I arrived I was full of fear, despair, self-pity and resentments.28 days later I was full of hope and gratitude for what I have and what a sober future has in store for me and my lovely family.‘Thank you’ doesn’t come close.The best way to thank you is to continue my recovery – so that’s what I will doAndy, January 2016

Two years and counting!

To Mo, Bill, Edwina, Tracy and SueTwo years and counting!Very many thanks and much gratitude for helping me onto my new life. I know that I could never have done it on my ownThanks again,Chris, January 2016

the most enlightening experience of my life

This process has been a searching, almost brutal experience at times but has also been the most enlightening experience of my life – it has changed me so much and given me the confidence to start again and live again in a new way (life on life’s terms – reality)Jane, January 2016

You have treated me as an individual

A huge thank you to all the counsellors and staff at The Haynes Clinic.You have treated me as an individual and tailored the program to my needs. The care you show for all of the clients is exceptional. you also extend this care to our families. I cannot speak highly enough of the professional and comprehensive therapy that I received.If you want a luxury retreat where you will be pampered – look elsewhere. If you truly want to become honest with yourself and change your life completely – go to the Haynes.It’s been emotionalAndy, January 2016

The Haynes Clinic is the place to call.

If you are in trouble with alcohol or suspect your loved ones are in trouble, The Haynes Clinic is the place to call. I was drinking from my early teens to late into my 50s and just could not stop. The Haynes Clinic is the place to go if you are serious about giving up alcohol and you want it more than anything else.Paul, January 2016

Thank you again for pointing me in the right direction.

To all the staff and residents at the clinicI would like to thank you for your kindness and support while I was with you. It was only a week but it has had an impact on me. I have joined …. and attend twice a week. It is now 5 weeks and I managed to get through Xmas and new year without a drink.Thank you again for pointing me in the right direction.Forever grateful,Linda, January 2015

A huge thank you for all your care and support

To all at the Haynes ClinicA huge thank you for all your care and support during my time in treatment. I’ve never been one for DIY but I’m going to have to learn using my new tool kit. Thanks again and an early Merry Christmas to all!Warmest wishes,Neil, November 2015

I have had a life changing experience

To all of the staff, I would like to say a big thank you to you all for your kind help, care and support you have shown me during my stay with you. I have had a life changing experience which will help me with my recovery and help shape my new life alcohol free. I am very grateful for the ability to have met some amazing people (my peers) and their friendship and support is priceless. I will keep in contact and will make travel plans to return on Fridays and to join in with the Friday aftercare.Kim and Lloyd, thank you for looking after us girls in the house. Mo, thank you for my family meeting ‘this is your life’ and yes, it’s my new life.Kind regards to you all,Julie, November 2015

I had my eyes opened and started listening and hearing for the first time

I’d like to thank all the staff for their support. A huge thank you to Esther for looking after me and putting things in such a way I had my eyes opened and started listening and hearing for the first time. not sure how she does it but as I’ve told her ‘she’s good’. Thank you also Sue, Gordon, Bill and all the team for putting up with me and working with me behind the groups and for all the hard work they do. As I head into the real world I have faith that if I put into action all I have learned and do the next right thing things can only and will be better.With love and gratitude,Tanya, October 2015

I have never felt so alive

Thank you so much for saving my life. I will always be grateful. I am attending AA 5 – 6 times weekly, looking for a sponsor next week. I have never felt so alive and love praying to my higher power.Love Julie, October 2015

I think you are all amazing!

No point saying a whole load as you won’t get rid of me that easily! I think you are all amazing!Sarah, September 2015

am eternally grateful and wish you all the happiness

I cannot thank you all enough for all that you have given me. Care, understanding, love, support, education, time – a programme I trust and a life worth living.I could go on endlessly but my repayment to you will be my actions. I am eternally grateful and wish you all the happiness your love and generosity deserves.U, June 2015

I would recommend the Haynes Clinic to anyone

I would recommend the Haynes Clinic to anyone i thought would benefitMichelle, April 2015

It has showed there is a way to recovery

Haynes has helped me to see my failures and accept them. It has showed there is a way to recovery if you are willing to accept the wayCarl, April 2015

I received the best possible from the nicest team

Dear SueA year ago I arrived in need of help. I received the best possible from the nicest team. I highly recommend Haynes and the brilliant support.Please thank Gordon, Bill and Mo tooJeanie, February 2015

been going strong one day at a time

Hi SueHope this finds you well, been going strong one day at a time, lots going on at work, keeping to meetings started service at GSR, giving back to AA.…. Anyway, thought I would share some really good news, baby no 2 on the way, blessed to be sober and to share this wonderful experience with the team there as I always remember how much they have done for me and set me on this journey.Please do give my regards to Gordon and all.Big hugs,Nee, December 2014

They have given me the answers to many questions

I found the Haynes Clinic on the internet and it was the best search I ever made. They have given me the answers to many questions I had about my illness. Best of all they have given me the opportunity to rebuild my life. Thank you one and all.God bless you and the work you do.Michael, November 2014

What a great experience!

What a great experience! I’ve learned a lot about my addiction and about myself. The staff are knowledgeable, professional and caring, and have helped give me the tools for my recovery. i feel I have a solid foundation to start my journey in sobriety and the ongoing support is really beneficial.Mark, September 2014

I am feeling a lot of gratitude today to yourself

Dear Sue,I am sorry to have missed the recent reunion event… I am doing OK here in Burnley one day at a time.I am feeling a lot of gratitude today to yourself, the counsellors and to all the team at the Haynes.Please pass on my thanks and good wishes – MAY THE FORCE BEYOND POWER BE WITH YOU IN ALL YOU DOI hope to see you on a Friday before long.With loveBill. (8 months sober, August 2014)

I cannot believe how different I feel it’s amazing.

Hi Sue,I won’t be able to make aftercare this Friday……However, I would like to let you know, I am in fine fettle and please thank all of your colleagues again for me, as they have given me my life back, I cannot believe how different I feel it’s amazing.I am happy, positive, doing all the little jobs around the house and garden that I never did before, enjoying my life and retirement, it may not seem much to say this stuff as it seems normal to most but it’s a new start for me after about three years of misery and depression and of course the expense of booze.The Kids say thanks to you and your team as well and just to let you know they now call me “New Dad” and that’s down to you guys.Meanwhile, my very best regards to you all at the Clinic.Mike, August 2014.

All of the staff are very knowledgeable

The Haynes Clinic is an amazing place. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and have an understanding of what being an addict is like totally. I cannot praise enough the help and support I have been given during my stay and have made some life long friends for which I will be forever grateful.Colleen, June 2014

I have been able to accomplish over the past few years have been a direct result of AA

GreetingsHope this finds you well, sometimes quickly sometimes slowly – 3rd of May I picked up my 3 year sobriety chip, this time 3 years ago I was in total denial going through the motions at the Haynes clinic.I still attend weekly meetings and help others, but I know for a fact I will never forget the time I spent at Haynes because it was definitely a life changer. I want to express lots of gratitude to the staff.I want you all to know that you were very instrumental in helping me build the foundation to live sober and that all the wonderful things I have been able to accomplish over the past few years have been a direct result of AA, Sobriety and Haynes Clinic!Thank you all so much.N, May 2014

Coming to Haynes has been the best thing I have ever done.

Coming to Haynes has been the best thing I have ever done. Holidays cannot compare to the experience and journey I have had and started at the clinic. I have been given my life back with a second chance and a fresh start. My family have grown proud of me and I am regaining relationships that I had been breaking and broke through my using. I am a complete addict and always will be, however I have the choice to either be a recovering addict happy with life and the support and help to live and to continue living or I can choose to be an addict in active addiction, alienating my self, being dishonest not just to those around me, but also to myself and living a life of self pity that is going nowhere except death, loneliness and down the gutter. Without Haynes I could not have been able to make the right decision for myself and chosen to be a recovering addict and put in the action. I must do so to stay clean and work my programme and not just go through the steps but actually live my programme working it in my everyday life.Leaving Haynes I know is just the beginning of my journey and if my stay is just the start, I can’t wait for this next phase. Words cannot express what Haynes has done for me, how great I feel, how ready to take obstacles life will throw at me, how much more confidence I have, I could go on forever.The love, care, help and support not just offered during my stay but afterwards too is tremendous and heart warming. The peers’ acceptance of you no matter what and the relations you can see and hear between one another lets you know you are not alone.The staff are amazing, always helping, the counsellors at the clinic do as much and more as they possibly can to get you well. The staff at the houses are extremely helpful and always there for you whenever and whatever you need. The staff in the office again are always there and willing to help, you just have to ask. All you have to do is be honest and put the work in and you will go far.Emily, January 2014

There’s no way I could have done this outside on my own

I didn’t believe I could ever be free from methadone and heroin but with the help of the Haynes Clinic staff and counsellors I’ve been clean from heroin for 6 weeks and from methadone for 2 weeks. There’s no way I could have done this outside on my own….The Haynes Clinic gives you the tools you need to get clean and stay that way and even be happy about it!I’ve made some wonderful new friends who will definitely be a part of my future and recovery.Thanks to everyone at Haynes Clinic I’ve got a chance to live my life better than I ever have before.Kerry, January 2014

I am extremely grateful for the counsellors and staff

My experience at the Haynes Clinic has been beyond imagination as to what I was before I came into the clinic and how I am now. I am extremely grateful for the counsellors and staff who welcomed me and helped me throughout my treatment. They have given me a toolkit which will help my recovery. The thing that wows me the most is that although very friendly I have been challenged to be brutally honest about my illness to help me. I am now starting my journey in recovery and am very positive, happy and extremely grateful to the Haynes Clinic because without them I would not have done this. Whatever I give back to the clinic will never be enough for what they’ve given me. I can never pay back anyone giving me my life back, a fresh start. They’ve given me back my family and they’ve taught me how to be happy. My love for the Haynes Clinic is unexplainable.A, January 2014.

we have been spending a lot more quality family time together again.

To all the staff at the Haynes ClinicI just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for all your help and support.Words cannot describe how happy I am to finally have back the man I married and to have my family complete like before.I know that both me and L went through a really tough time due to his addiction / illness. Had it not been for this clinic I do not know where else I could have turned to for help.It’ s extremely difficult watching the person you love destroying themselves and everything else around them, when he made promises to always keep us safe, happy and secure. It is so easy to fall into this trap called addiction but to rise above it takes immense strength and determination. L was never under the illusion this would be easy, he knew he had to give it 100%. He had his bad days but they slowly began to be weighed out by good ones and slowly but surely the old L began to emerge.He has once again started to have a keen interest in the business as well as rebuilding his relationship with his family. He enjoys going to the gym 3 – 4 days a week and playing … and attends NA and AA meetings regularly. we have been spending a lot more quality family time together again.P, December 2013

I cannot recommend the Haynes Clinic highly enough

I cannot recommend the Haynes Clinic highly enough. Not only did it save my life, but it has also given me a greater understanding of my illness of alcohol addiction, greater self awareness and a new more positive outlook on life. The staff and counsellors are all recovering addicts so they can really relate to you and help you as they have been there themselves. This gives them the great ability to empathise.The accommodation is superb and contributes to your recovery. You are introduced to AA meetings which prepares you when you leave and makes going to your local meetings easier. The aftercare programme and private Facebook pages are wonderful support tools after you have left the safe environment of the clinic. Quite simply, it has been worth every penny and has saved my life.All you have to do is go, be totally honest about your addiction, listen and have an open mind. You too will then find recovery and a better life than you ever thought possible.Richard, October 2013

To you it’s all a job; to me it was our lives.

Sue, Bill, Edwina, Gordon, Mo, Vinny and all of you at Haynes!!!I don’t think there is a card big enough to say how grateful I am to you all. 6 weeks ago I left in your care my drunken, selfish, abusive, bone idol partner. You have returned to me the person I fell in love with 26 years ago!!!To you it’s all a job; to me it was our lives. The work you do is fab and you are all heroes to me.The bottle had taken my Sharon’s life and was slowly taking mine. I was permanently scared to go out, to go to work, shopping, basically I was a prisoner, slowly giving in to being stuck to Sharon for fear of her drinking!!! And of course the self harming which will haunt me for ever.I know this is not a miracle cure and we both have work to do to keep our lives this good, but we will get there.We are now in control and Mr Vodka can f*** right off. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you for giving me back my wife and my life!!!With love,Sandy, September 2013.

Haynes Clinic for effectively saving my life – physical and mental.

Dear Sue and Gordon,I write to thank you both and all the staff at the Haynes Clinic for effectively saving my life – physical and mental.Through your kindness, patience, treatment and guidance, each day is something to welcome.I miss my peer group very much but we have remained in touch and Friday aftercare is something to look forward to.Attending new AA meetings locally has become a daily adventure and the reception warm at each one.The clinic is a ‘home’ for me and the surroundings ideal for calm reflection and comfort. I have and will recommend the Haynes Clinic to anyone in a situation that would benefit from a stay with you.Words cannot express my thanks to you all.With love and from the bottom of my heart, thanks again for putting me on the right track.Lizzie, August 2013

I honestly couldn’t have done it without them.

I have completed my 28 day treatment. All thanks to the support and guidance from the Haynes Clinic. I honestly couldn’t have done it without them.They made me feel comfortable, welcomed me and were very understanding throughout my treatment.The counsellors in my eyes are amazing and have so much experience, knowledge and wisdom that you have no excuse not to walk out at Haynes on the right path and as a new person.I couldn’t thank them enough and will continue to go to after care every week.M. July 2013

I have never cried or laughed so much in one month

When I arrived at Haynes Clinic, emotionally and physically I was at an all time low. Now, almost a month later, I am feeling much more confident and ready to carry on my journey in the outside world. A lot of grief came to the surface, stuff I had been carrying round for years and it is so good to talk about it with counsellors and peers and not feel judged. I have never cried or laughed so much in one month. I feel more confident and calmer and am looking forward to a happy and healthy life with my family.Nicola. July 2013

I’ll always remember these past weeks.

Thank you all so much for having me and giving me the tools and knowledge on how to have a happy life free from addiction. I’ll always remember these past weeks. Thank you so much.Brian, July 2013

this is the first place you should go to.

The clinic and staff seem to have only one purpose – to help you get well. To anyone who has addiction issues or knows someone who does, this is the first place you should go to.Martyn, May 2013

I am leaving with a much better understanding of myself

I cannot praise the clinic or their approach enough. The fact that you follow the AA 12 Step Programme and attend regular AA meetings launches you into the fellowship in a safe and secure environment. The counsellors do not miss a trick but if you are open minded and honest, they will offer you nothing but support. It is hard work in the clinic but the fact that peers live together in gorgeous well equipped houses makes your ‘free’ time relaxing and nurturing. Your every need is catered for and anything you wish to ask is regarded as valid. I would recommend the clinic to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. I came in broken and desperately unhappy and I am leaving with a much better understanding of myself and the prospect of a happy, sober, fulfilled life. Thank you.Helen, May 2013

I will forever be in your debt

To the team.I will forever be in your debt and will thank you and sing your praises always for giving my family ‘ME’ back and for giving me the tools to retrieve my peace of mind, to help me realise I am in control if I choose to make the right choices. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I truly love you all.Special love always,P

I will forever be in your debt

To the team.I will forever be in your debt and will thank you and sing your praises always for giving my family ‘ME’ back and for giving me the tools to retrieve my peace of mind, to help me realise I am in control if I choose to make the right choices. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I truly love you all.Special love always,P

I will never forget you all.

What can I say but thank you for helping me on my journey of recovery. I will never forget you all.Michelle, May 2013

I will never forget you all.

What can I say but thank you for helping me on my journey of recovery. I will never forget you all.Michelle, May 2013

I recently passed my 18 month sobriety mark

Dear Gordon, Sue, Billy, Gabby, Gary, Bill, Ausra, Tracy and the rest of the gang! > I recently passed my 18 month sobriety mark – hard to believe so much time has passed and thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how I am getting on. > I now live in a beautiful house with my new cat! My …. practice is thriving and I love being my own boss. I was shortlisted for a business award in the Best New Business category back in February, so I guess you could say things are going well! ….. > I keep up with a few of the old buddies…. Most of us from that group seem to be doing well which is testament to you all and the treatment you provide. > Life still has its ups and downs (of course) but I feel positively transformed having managed to get off the sauce. 2012 was a really amazing year and I am so thankful for the springboard into sobriety that I found at Haynes. > > Best wishes to you all and hope to see you again some time. > Regards, > SallyApril 2013

Thank you for giving me my life back.

Hi SueI hope this finds you well, happy and rested after the weekend, it’s been a while but trust me I still think of the centre staff and friends that I have made, I must say it has been good one day at a time. I heard a fantastic chair last night and was reminded a lot of my days in the treatment centre.Thank you for giving me my life back. A lot has changed in my life since I arrived at Haynes.I am coming up 2 years and am very grateful, my son will be born in the next 2 weeks so that has come up real quick a bit anxious, nervous etc. true alcoholic.At first it seems that I have quite a bit on my plate, but that is what has kept me sober. The more I bite off, the more driven I become.Love and gratitude to you all, I will be forever grateful! I won’t forget what this place did for me Words are not enough.Kind RegardsNeeleshApril 2013

‘no pain, no gain’!

Dear Sue, Bill, Mo, Edwina, Gordon, Tracy and all at the Haynes,Just a note to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart. It was tough and I know we had our ups and downs but as they say, ‘no pain, no gain’!I am really well! Sober since I came to you and never been tempted. The thought of it actually repulses me so I don’t know what you did or how you did it but it’s worked.Waking up in the morning with a clear head is a gift. Not having to try and figure out what I said or apologise is a blessing for which I am truly grateful.Thanks again. Keep up the hard work.Love James.April 2013

my thanks to you all at Haynes

Dear Gordon,In the 4 weeks I have stayed at Haynes I have come to respect all the staff and their commitment to the ‘inmates’! There is no doubt I have learned a lot about myself and the illness that alcohol causes to both mind and body – and to others, including family members. I realise clearly that this is the beginning of a life long determination to avoid any mind altering substance and offer my thanks to you all at Haynes – especially because the environment is safe and the house is delightful!Lots of thanks,DavidMarch 2013

The time spent at the Clinic was challenging

When I first came to the Haynes Clinic I knew I was a problem drinker. I quickly realised that I was in fact an alcoholic. My drinking had worried my family and friends and my life had become unmanageable. I was unable to stop or control my drinking. The time spent at the Clinic was challenging but with the help, support and guidance of the caring and experienced staff, I stopped drinking and learned the strategies to achieve sobriety.I am now enjoying a sober life in a way I never thought possible. Big thanks to all.SueMarch 2013

We often think of you and appreciate your continuing support.

Sue, Gordon and all the staffFor some people, it’s just another Monday but, for all of us, the 4th marks the second anniversary of Wendy’s new life. We often think of you and appreciate your continuing support.Michael and Janet, March 2013

You will learn all the necessary tools

If you want to live a life free from addiction, The Haynes Clinic will teach you how. You will learn all the necessary tools you need to stay clean and sober and providing you apply them, a happy contented life is well within reach. My stay at The Haynes Clinic was an amazing experience – I have learned so much about myself and am looking forward to my future.Jenny, February 2013

You taught me not only to control my addiction but to accept and really understand it.

To Gordon and all the fantastic staff,I just thought I would give you a quick progress report. I continue to remain sober, not a drop since 17/10/12 and have never felt better. You taught me not only to control my addiction but to accept and really understand it. My time at Haynes has let me be the person my family and friends missed so much so for this I will be forever grateful. I would recommend this rehab programme to everyone, it gave me back my life. Best regards to all the staff.Steve, February 2013.

I left after 28 days knowing what I needed to do

Before coming to the clinic I knew that I drank a lot and thought I could manage the problem myself. After only a few days at the clinic I knew that I was an alcoholic who could not stop drinking without help.I felt very safe during my stay and always felt there was someone to support me 24 hours a day.Although the days at the clinic were intense and very tiring, it was all worth it. I left after 28 days knowing what I needed to do to lead a life of sobriety.Ruth, February 2013

Do not be scared to come to rehab

If you are an addict or an alcoholic, trust me this is the place to be. 28 days over Christmas and New Year I was here and it was the best thing I have ever done in my life. Do not be scared to come to rehab – it is so friendly – beyond belief. It has saved my life and my family have their dad, brother, son back. Words cannot describe the amazing work every single person does at the clinic. I came out and have never ever felt this good. I love them all and thank you guys and girls for saving my life. xxxxAndy, January 2013

I can continue to stay clean and sober.

I have been into rehab before, some 12 years ago. It is evident that the Haynes style of treatment, the professional approach of all the staff and their ability to notice the needs of individuals as well as groups is enhanced by the level of understanding of the illness that I have obtained from them. I would like to thank Gordon, Bill, Mo, Sue, Edwina, Sophia, Tracy, Gabby, Gary and Billy for all of their help and encouragement and for giving me the basis of my continued recovery. For that I cannot really thank them enough. I left rehab 12 years ago thinking I was ‘fixed’. I left the Haynes Clinic in December 2012 knowing that I had some of the tools for my recovery and with hard work and belief I can continue to stay clean and sober. The ‘Haynes Way’ is a great foundation for recovery for any suffering addict.Mick, December 2012

I have just completed a year without any alcohol whatsoever.

Hi Sue Hope you are well. Thought I would let you know that I have just completed a year without any alcohol whatsoever. I have had the opportunity to drink on numerous occasions – business & pleasure & have never even considered that option. I can only put that down to Gordon & his colleagues at the clinic (apart from great family support) and would really wish to thank you all.Rgs to all & thank Gordon again. Ian October 2012

Thank you.

Thank you. My way of thinking has changed and all for the better. Ricky, October 2012

this is the place for you.

If boredom, loneliness and lack of direction feeds your addiction, then this is the place for you. Sarah, October 2012.

I am privileged to have had this opportunity

Dear Sue Thank you so much for supporting me to come to my path to recovery. Thank you for my early days of coming to court with me and writing endless letters to support me. Thank you for your encouragement to come to aftercare for the last 16 months. I am privileged to have had this opportunity to help my foundations to recovery. I am grateful for all your time, am truely grateful for the support and advice from all of your staff, the care and the love I have received from them. I wish you health and happiness in life, always and forever. Wendy, August 2012

Thanks for all your help in the beginning.

Hi Sue and Gordon and anyone else who knows me. Just to say, I just passed my 2 years sobriety mark. Thanks for all your help in the beginning. I hope all is well with you all and sending best wishes to everyone.Ros, August 2012

Dear Gordon & Sue

I am so happy that God spared you and decided to open the Haynes Clinic to share your recovery and help myself and my fellow lunatics reach for our own recovery.

 

Dear Bill and all staff at the Haynes Clinic

I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have played a part in my recovery. It’s certainly been an experience I won’t forget. I will be back on Friday, for aftercare, so will see you all very soon.

 

To Everyone at The Haynes Clinic

Thank you all for your help and support. All my love.

 

To all the staff at The Haynes Clinic

Thank you for all your time and help. I would have struggled so much more without you all. I’m very grateful for every one of you. Lots of love.

 

To Everyone at The Haynes Clinic

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I miss you all. Thank you for giving me the best gift I have ever received. Lots of Love.

 

To The Haynes Clinic

I’m 3 years, 2 months clean! Thank you! Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

 

To All Staff

Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2017. I never looked back since I left. Thanks again, take care.

 

Sue, Gordon and all your wonderful staff

Sunday this week I am just celebrating my 1st birthday in sobriety, 365 days! I would like to thank you all who had a part in my journey of recovery. Haynes has changed my life. I am once again a nice person and I like myself and most importantly my four children have their mum back. Even though I was a bit of a mare to start with I did listen and honestly believe I had a spiritual awakening whilst at Haynes. I have done everything you guys suggested to me and continue it daily. I wish every suffering addict could get it. I will always try to help others who are suffering. My love and thoughts are with the clients who are staying with you over Christmas, as I was. But, I’m sure you will work your magic with them as you did with me. Words will never be enough to explain the gratitude I feel towards you all. God bless and hope to see you in the new year.

‘no pain, no gain’!Thank you doesn’t really come close to it,I did not know what to expect when I made the call to the Haynes Clinic early in January of this year.  My call was relating to a chronic alcohol problem that a member of my family has suffered from for many years.  A downward spiral had resulted in yet another hospital admission and serious injuries.

Initially I spoke to a person who was able to tell me a little about the ethos of the clinic and at this point, time was taken to ask me questions about my relative and provide me with practical information that I could take away and discuss with other family members.

Time was of the essence to us as we had to move quickly before my relative was discharged from hospital and likely, back on the streets again where he would continue his usual pattern of self destruction.

Once we decided that we wanted our relative to go into the clinic, we had to get his permission.  With help from the Haynes, I was able to talk to the hospital team, talk to my relative and thankfully he agreed to be discharged into my care.

Very quickly over the next few hours, the team at the Haynes arranged for him to be collected from an agreed place and we watched as my relative was compassionately passed over to the care of a team member.  A long journey began with a very battered and emotionally depleted person to a place of safety.

 

I say a place of safety, because that is what it is.  Structured support, kindness when needed and emotional wellbeing promoted, just some of the many facets of learning to live an alternative life without alcohol. Support was given to us as family members and a family counselling session was arranged.  We enjoyed weekly Sunday visits and weekly telephone updates.  His programme was varied and regular recreational time was encouraged.

My relatative thrived in the atmosphere and we found him again. Our relationship that had become so fractured by estrangement, anger and resentment had taken on a new life.

 

He stayed at the Haynes for three months and was fit and ready to leave to start the next stage of his recovery.  As a homeless man, this meant that he would use secondary care that would be delivered by another provider.

 

We are eternally grateful to the whole team at the Haynes. Without their guidance and support, we know that our brother would not have enjoyed this re awakening to sobriety and that he so very much deserves.

Presently he is working to remain sober and has maintained good links with the clinic and is able to use some of the services there on a regular basis as ‘follow up care.’

 

 

 

 

Councillors and all staff

I want to express my sincere gratitude for all your help,guidance and sometimes “Tough Love”during my five weeks in clinic. You all supported me through a difficult time of my life and helped to put me together again. You have shown to me the path that I need to follow. I now know the direction that i need to go.

Thank You

Love Paul

 

Dear Sue and Gordon

Its been a year since i entered The Haynes Clinic- It seems so long ago. As part of my ongoing recovery I consciously decide never to forget how bad it was when i was in active alcoholism, and to be grateful for the first moments of my recovery and its continuation. I remember with joy and gratitude the genuine interest you all took in my recovery- believing in me when i had stopped believing in myself. The three weeks at Haynes were a period of honest self- discovery guided by your support and insight in to the recovery process. I really enjoyed my time at the clinic and despite the tough regime, learned to relax and find peace in the process i was undergoing. Thank you for providing me with a safe place a positive environment and genuine care during this time. I am slowly beginning to experience the promises from The Big Book become a reality in my life. I am grateful to God for his patient love with me and his grace at every moment. I hope the work is going well and that many are still coming through your doors to find healing and a new life for themselves. My prayers and thoughts for the wonderful work you all do.

Kind Regards

Terence

 

 

I have been meaning to get in touch for a while, just want to say thank you again for everything you have done for A and us as a family. This time last year things were better but still very uncertain. Anyway, the trajectory has continued to be slowly but surely in an upward direction. I know A has been in touch so you will know for yourselves. Thank you again all of you at Haynes.

A.G 2015

 

On arrival at the Haynes Clinic, my life was in total meltdown and I felt it was my last shot at life, I had really had enough of everything and my drinking had completely taken complete control of my life.

I was scared but welcomed with such kindness at Haynes, I felt the detox programme was good and settled me down, when I first walked into the group I was not judged, just made to feel welcome and I soon made a lot of friends (some will be lifelong). The counsellors were amazing and have helped me understand my illness in a much better light. I know that my battle with alcoholism will be lifelong but Haynes have given me the strength to guide me in the right direction. On my first day home I have already arranged going to my first AA meeting with great pride. Haynes has completely taken me out of my denial, it is great to know they have an aftercare programme too which I look forward to attending. I am going to take things one day at a time, sticking to the 12 step programme and who knows, one day I might be able to help someone else.

So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all at the Haynes for giving me hope.

God bless you all, Maria x 2016

 

 

 

I came to The Haynes Clinic following a relapse. I spent 13 years in NA but never really fully worked the programme. I did 7 months of treatment in 2009/2010 elsewhere but was unable to work on my sex addiction. At Haynes, my whole illness was worked with. This is the factor that has saved my life. The staff are amazing, their approach and their level of expertise has taken me from being a broken man, suicidal and psychotic following a relapse on cocaine, and other legal high cocaine substitutes and having completely destroyed my marriage through my drug and sex addiction to a man who has hope again. I do not blame NA in any way, I simply was not open minded enough, I was not teachable (although I believed I was, I believed I knew everything) so I missed lifesaving parts of the lifesaving message.

At Haynes I have been educated in the original AA programme and feel equipped now to return to any fellowship having met the 12 steps fully for the first time, I feel I have been humbled. I know my problem now and finally I know my solution. I have lots of work to do moving forward but Haynes has given me a safe place to look at myself and lay a foundation to begin my new recovery. I couldn’t be more grateful.

Wayne 2016

 

 

The Haynes Clinic has saved my life if I’m honest. I arrived 6 weeks ago broken & clueless. I’m going to leave on Monday with a tool box for life. The therapists, the centre, make it feel like a family, not always a happy one but a good one. I have met some good friends here, I really hope to keep in touch with the centre and the friends that I have made. If you’re an addict come here, it’s a safe place to learn how to get clean, get sober and get honest.

Keep coming back, it works if you work it, so work it, you are worth it!

Much love from Julian 2016

 

 

I cannot properly express my gratitude to The Haynes Clinic and all the staff for the support and help they have given me. The counsellors have many, many years of experience around addiction and are recovering addicts themselves so they know how to get to the core of your issues and addiction quickly and very effectively. It is tough love at the clinic but it works. Everyone at the clinic is passionate about saving lives and giving their clients a solid foundation for recovery.

The accommodation is superb and you are responsible for cleaning your house and cooking meals, all of which contributes to your recovery and prepares you for your return to the outside world.

There is continued support after you leave the safe environment of the clinic by way of an aftercare programme which you can attend every Friday for 12 months.

I cannot recommend The Haynes Clinic strongly enough.

Richard (July 2016)

 

 

I want to say a massive thank you to all the counsellors and staff at The Haynes Clinic. You have shown me love, care, support and understanding during my stay at the clinic. I was full of fear when I first arrived but was soon reassured that everything would be ok. I found it very intense and emotional at times but I now realise this was a vital part towards my recovery. Bill, Mo, Nadia, Tracy and Gordon you have all been amazing and helped me get my life back on track. I can now live my life one day at a time, not always projecting into the future and being able to live my life on life’s term’s.

You got me off of my prescription medication which I had been trying for years. This was a battle for you at first Bill but I soon realised that it was for the best, as it was addictive. You introduced me to the 12 step programme and into AA/NA. This has given me the confidence to continue these now I’m out of clinic and get myself a sponsor.

I am eternally grateful to you for giving me the tools to help me on my journey to recovery.

Looking forward to seeing you all in aftercare J

Helen (2016)

 

 

I came to Haynes in total denial

Now I’m leaving today with the biggest smile

Six weeks ago, I felt there was no hope

I was a broken girl, addicted to coke

I thought I was fat and threw up everyday

I simply couldn’t see an alternative way

Treating my addict, I didn’t know where to begin

I didn’t want to feel, I just wanted to be thin

Slowly but surely and thanks to you guys

I reluctantly started to open my eyes

I wished so hard recovery just came in a pill

Not in the form of Bill

But I’m so grateful now and I love you all

So stay sober guys and live life to the full.

-Cat (2016)

 

 

Dear,

Gordon, Sue, Tracy, Bill, Nadia, Kim, Lloyd, Mo, Lizzie, Ricky, Vincent, Brian, Manny and Phil.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me with my illness over the last 28 days and for what you have taught me and giving me the tools to move forward with a new spiritual and sober life with all my family…

You are a great team and inspiration, please keep up the good work as I think what you do is amazing and saves people’s lives.

Look forward to seeing you all again soon in aftercare…

Love and best wishes, K x (2016)

 

 

 

To The Haynes Team,

Thank you so much for your help, guidance and continued support in the last two weeks. It has been in-valuable to me, not just to me but to my family also. You have given me strength and knowledge to know I have a chance again at a normal happy life. I have the capacity to make others around me happy also. I will never forget this experience and remind myself daily along with the other crutched and tools I now have to help hold me ‘up’!

Apart from being blessed with my son, this is the 2nd best decision I have made in my life.

Best wishes and always thinking of you, R x (2016)

 

 

To all the staff,

Just wanted to say a big thank you. I got the head start I could not do without.

I really am grateful.

Thank you and take care, D.C. (2016)

 

 

Dear Loft Crew,

Thank you so much for all your time, care and help. I still stand by that I trust no one except my children and you guys (fully that is) hopefully I will trust my sponsor. You do a fantastic job behind scenes and centre stage. I feel very principled to be able to have come here and to have found you.

Love, H (2016)

 

 

Hi Sue and Gordon,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you are doing for our son. He is a pleasure to spend time with when we see him and he seems so happy.

J&M 

 

To everyone at Haynes,

What can I say?

You’re all amazing!

When I arrived here 6 weeks ago on Easter Monday, I was broken and ready to surrender. I had no idea of what to expect, no knowledge of the 12 steps, I was fearful, frightened and resentful but I knew I needed to stop.

You have coached and consoled me into being a different person from then, I feel very different and definitely in a good way. The courage and resolve that I have now is in a large part down to each and every one of you and for that I love you.

One deeply grateful and loving, J x (2016)

 

 

Dear Gordon, Sue, Tracy, Bill, Nadia, Mo, Lloyd, Ricky, Kim, Brian, Vinnie, Lizzie, Phil, Manny, James, and anyone else I may have missed!!! (All the amazing team)

Thank you for all your help, advice, guidance & care you have shown me over the last 7 weeks.

Thank you doesn’t really come close to it, so I hope I can show you all in my continued recovery how grateful I am for all your help.

I will be back for aftercare every week so the proof will be in the pudding – pardon the pun haha.

I hope I can show you how grateful I am in recovery – I am so thankful for the promising start you have given me.

See you all soon – Hopefully NEVER again unless for aftercare LOL!

Lots of Love, K (recovering bulimic/food addict) (2016)

 

 

To all the staff at The Haynes Clinic,

Thank you so much for all your support for my recovery to sobriety.

You have all been amazing!

Lots of love, H (2016)

 

 

Dear,

To all you lovely people,

Thank you for all your support and kindness. I am so glad I came to The Haynes Clinic.

Love from J xx

 

 

With many thanks and much gratitude to everyone! 3 years and counting!

C.B.

 

 

Hi Sue

Hope you are well

4 years this year thanks to Gordon and the rest. 5th Granddaughter due tomorrow and if i had kept on with the drinking probably would not have been here to see her.

Give him my regards and thank him for what he did please.

Regards

Ian

Ian, 2011

 

To all of you at Haynes!

When I arrived I was full of fear, despair, self-pity and resentments.

28 days later I was full of hope and gratitude for what I have and what a sober future has in store for me and my lovely family.

‘Thank you’ doesn’t come close.

The best way to thank you is to continue my recovery – so that’s what I will do

Andy, January 2016

 

To Mo, Bill, Edwina, Tracy and Sue

Two years and counting!

Very many thanks and much gratitude for helping me onto my new life. I know that I could never have done it on my own

Thanks again,

Chris, January 2016

 

This process has been a searching, almost brutal experience at times but has also been the most enlightening experience of my life – it has changed me so much and given me the confidence to start again and live again in a new way (life on life’s terms – reality)

Jane, January 2016

 

A huge thank you to all the counsellors and staff at The Haynes Clinic.

You have treated me as an individual and tailored the program to my needs. The care you show for all of the clients is exceptional. you also extend this care to our families. I cannot speak highly enough of the professional and comprehensive therapy that I received.

If you want a luxury retreat where you will be pampered – look elsewhere. If you truly want to become honest with yourself and change your life completely – go to the Haynes.

It’s been emotional

Andy, January 2016

 

If you are in trouble with alcohol or suspect your loved ones are in trouble, The Haynes Clinic is the place to call. I was drinking from my early teens to late into my 50s and just could not stop. The Haynes Clinic is the place to go if you are serious about giving up alcohol and you want it more than anything else.

Paul, January 2016

 

To all the staff and residents at the clinic

I would like to thank you for your kindness and support while I was with you. It was only a week but it has had an impact on me. I have joined …. and attend twice a week. It is now 5 weeks and I managed to get through Xmas and new year without a drink.

Thank you again for pointing me in the right direction.

Forever grateful,

Linda, January 2015

 

To all at the Haynes Clinic

A huge thank you for all your care and support during my time in treatment. I’ve never been one for DIY but I’m going to have to learn using my new tool kit. Thanks again and an early Merry Christmas to all!

Warmest wishes,

Neil, November 2015

 

To all of the staff, I would like to say a big thank you to you all for your kind help, care and support you have shown me during my stay with you. I have had a life changing experience which will help me with my recovery and help shape my new life alcohol free. I am very grateful for the ability to have met some amazing people (my peers) and their friendship and support is priceless. I will keep in contact and will make travel plans to return on Fridays and to join in with the Friday aftercare.

Kim and Lloyd, thank you for looking after us girls in the house. Mo, thank you for my family meeting ‘this is your life’ and yes, it’s my new life.

Kind regards to you all,

Julie, November 2015

 

I’d like to thank all the staff for their support. A huge thank you to Esther for looking after me and putting things in such a way I had my eyes opened and started listening and hearing for the first time. not sure how she does it but as I’ve told her ‘she’s good’. Thank you also Sue, Gordon, Bill and all the team for putting up with me and working with me behind the groups and for all the hard work they do. As I head into the real world I have faith that if I put into action all I have learned and do the next right thing things can only and will be better.

With love and gratitude,

Tanya, October 2015

 

Thank you so much for saving my life. I will always be grateful. I am attending AA 5 – 6 times weekly, looking for a sponsor next week. I have never felt so alive and love praying to my higher power.

Love Julie, October 2015

 

No point saying a whole load as you won’t get rid of me that easily! I think you are all amazing!

Sarah, September 2015

 

I cannot thank you all enough for all that you have given me. Care, understanding, love, support, education, time – a programme I trust and a life worth living.

I could go on endlessly but my repayment to you will be my actions. I am eternally grateful and wish you all the happiness your love and generosity deserves.

U, June 2015

 

I would recommend the Haynes Clinic to anyone i thought would benefit

Michelle, April 2015

 

Haynes has helped me to see my failures and accept them. It has showed there is a way to recovery if you are willing to accept the way

Carl, April 2015

 

Dear Sue

A year ago I arrived in need of help. I received the best possible from the nicest team. I highly recommend Haynes and the brilliant support.

Please thank Gordon, Bill and Mo too

Jeanie, February 2015

 

Hi Sue

Hope this finds you well, been going strong one day at a time, lots going on at work, keeping to meetings started service at GSR, giving back to AA.

…. Anyway, thought I would share some really good news, baby no 2 on the way, blessed to be sober and to share this wonderful experience with the team there as I always remember how much they have done for me and set me on this journey.

Please do give my regards to Gordon and all.

Big hugs,

Nee, December 2014

I found the Haynes Clinic on the internet and it was the best search I ever made. They have given me the answers to many questions I had about my illness. Best of all they have given me the opportunity to rebuild my life. Thank you one and all.

God bless you and the work you do.

Michael, November 2014

What a great experience! I’ve learned a lot about my addiction and about myself. The staff are knowledgeable, professional and caring, and have helped give me the tools for my recovery. i feel I have a solid foundation to start my journey in sobriety and the ongoing support is really beneficial.

Mark, September 2014

Dear Sue,

I am sorry to have missed the recent reunion event… I am doing OK here in Burnley one day at a time.

I am feeling a lot of gratitude today to yourself, the counsellors and to all the team at the Haynes.

Please pass on my thanks and good wishes – MAY THE FORCE BEYOND POWER BE WITH YOU IN ALL YOU DO

I hope to see you on a Friday before long.

With love

Bill. (8 months sober, August 2014)

Hi Sue,

 

I won’t be able to make aftercare this Friday……

 

However, I would like to let you know, I am in fine fettle and please thank all of your colleagues again for me, as they have given me my life back, I cannot believe how different I feel it’s amazing.

 

I am happy, positive, doing all the little jobs around the house and garden that I never did before, enjoying my life and retirement, it may not seem much to say this stuff as it seems normal to most but it’s a new start for me after about three years of misery and depression and of course the expense of booze.

 

The Kids say thanks to you and your team as well and just to let you know they now call me “New Dad” and that’s down to you guys.

 

Meanwhile, my very best regards to you all at the Clinic.

 

Mike, August 2014.

 

The Haynes Clinic is an amazing place. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and have an understanding of what being an addict is like totally. I cannot praise enough the help and support I have been given during my stay and have made some life long friends for which I will be forever grateful.

Colleen, June 2014

Greetings

Hope this finds you well, sometimes quickly sometimes slowly – 3rd of May I picked up my 3 year sobriety chip, this time 3 years ago  I was in total denial going through the motions at the Haynes clinic.

I still attend weekly meetings and help others, but I know for a fact I will never forget the time I spent at Haynes because it was definitely a life changer. I want to express lots of gratitude to the staff.

I want you all to know that you were very instrumental in helping me build the foundation to live sober and that all the wonderful things I have been able to accomplish over the past few years have been a direct result of AA, Sobriety and Haynes Clinic!

Thank you all so much.

N,  May 2014

Coming to Haynes has been the best thing I have ever done. Holidays cannot compare to the experience and journey I have had and started at the clinic. I have been given my life back with a second chance and a fresh start. My family have grown proud of me and I am regaining relationships that I had been breaking and broke through my using. I am a complete addict and always will be, however I have the choice to either be a recovering addict happy with life and the support and help to live and to continue living or I can choose to be an addict in active addiction, alienating my self, being dishonest not just to those around me, but also to myself and living a life of self pity that is going nowhere except death, loneliness and down the gutter. Without Haynes I could not have been able to make the right decision for myself and chosen to be a recovering addict and put in the action. I must do so to stay clean and work my programme and not just go through the steps but actually live my programme working it in my everyday life.

Leaving Haynes I know is just the beginning of my journey and if my stay is just the start, I can’t wait for this next phase. Words cannot express what Haynes has done for me, how great I feel, how ready to take obstacles life will throw at me, how much more confidence I have, I could go on forever.

The love, care, help and support not just offered during my stay but afterwards too is tremendous and heart warming. The peers’ acceptance of you no matter what and the relations you can see and hear between one another lets you know you are not alone.

The staff are amazing, always helping, the counsellors at the clinic do as much and more as they possibly can to get you well. The staff at the houses are extremely helpful and always there for you whenever and whatever you need. The staff in the office again are always there and willing to help, you just have to ask. All you have to do is be honest and put the work in and you will go far.

Emily, January 2014 

 

I didn’t believe I could ever be free from methadone and heroin but with the help of the Haynes Clinic staff and counsellors I’ve been clean from heroin for 6 weeks and from methadone for 2 weeks. There’s no way I could have done this outside on my own….

The Haynes Clinic gives you the tools you need to get clean and stay that way and even be happy about it!

I’ve made some wonderful new friends who will definitely be a part of my future and recovery.

Thanks to everyone at Haynes Clinic I’ve got a chance to live my life better than I ever have before.

Kerry, January 2014

 

My experience at the Haynes Clinic has been beyond imagination as to what I was before I came into the clinic and how I am now. I am extremely grateful for the counsellors and staff who welcomed me and helped me throughout my treatment. They have given me a toolkit which will help my recovery. The thing that wows me the most is that although very friendly I have been challenged to be brutally honest about my illness to help me. I am now starting my journey in recovery and am very positive, happy and extremely grateful to the Haynes Clinic because without them I would not have done this. Whatever I give back to the clinic will never be enough for what they’ve given me. I can never pay back anyone giving me my life back, a fresh start. They’ve given me back my family and they’ve taught me how to be happy. My love for the Haynes Clinic is unexplainable.

A, January 2014.

 

To all the staff at the Haynes Clinic

I just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for all your help and support.

Words cannot describe how happy I am to finally have back the man I married and to have my family complete like before.

I know that both me and L went through a really tough time due to his addiction / illness. Had it not been for this clinic I do not know where else I could have turned to for help.

It’ s extremely difficult watching the person you love destroying themselves and everything else around them, when he made promises to always keep us safe, happy and secure. It is so easy to fall into this trap called addiction but to rise above it takes immense strength and determination. L was never under the illusion this would be easy, he knew he had to give it 100%. He had his bad days but they slowly began to be weighed out by good ones and slowly but surely the old L began to emerge.

He has once again started to have a keen interest in the business as well as rebuilding his relationship with his family.  He enjoys going to the gym 3 – 4 days a week and playing … and attends NA and AA meetings regularly. we have been spending a lot more quality family time together again.

P, December 2013

 

I cannot recommend the Haynes Clinic highly enough. Not only did it save my life, but it has also given me a greater understanding of my illness of alcohol addiction, greater self awareness and a new more positive outlook on life. The staff and counsellors are all recovering addicts so they can really relate to you and help you as they have been there themselves. This gives them the great ability to empathise.

The accommodation is superb and contributes to your recovery. You are introduced to AA meetings which prepares you when you leave and makes going to your local meetings easier. The aftercare programme and private Facebook pages are wonderful support tools after you have left the safe environment of the clinic. Quite simply, it has been worth every penny and has saved my life.

All you have to do is go, be totally honest about your addiction, listen and have an open mind. You too will then find recovery and a better life than you ever thought possible.

Richard, October 2013

 

Sue, Bill, Edwina, Gordon, Mo, Vinny and all of you at Haynes!!!

I don’t think there is a card big enough to say how grateful I am to you all. 6 weeks ago I left in your care my drunken, selfish, abusive, bone idol partner. You have returned to me the person I fell in love with 26 years ago!!!

To you it’s all a job; to me it was our lives. The work you do is fab and you are all heroes to me.

The bottle had taken my Sharon’s life and was slowly taking mine. I was permanently scared to go out, to go to work, shopping, basically I was a prisoner, slowly giving in to being stuck to Sharon for fear of her drinking!!! And of course the self harming which will haunt me for ever.

I know this is not a miracle cure and we both have work to do to keep our lives this good, but we will get there.

We are now in control and Mr Vodka can f*** right off. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you for giving me back my wife and my life!!!

With love,

Sandy, September 2013.

 

Dear Sue and Gordon,

I write to thank you both and all the staff at the Haynes Clinic for effectively saving my life – physical and mental.

Through your kindness, patience, treatment and guidance, each day is something to welcome.

I miss my peer group very much but we have remained in touch and Friday aftercare is something to look forward to.

Attending new AA meetings locally has become a daily adventure and the reception warm at each one.

The clinic is a ‘home’ for me and the surroundings ideal for calm reflection and comfort. I have and will recommend the Haynes Clinic to anyone in a situation that would benefit from a stay with you.

Words cannot express my thanks to you all.

With love and from the bottom of my heart, thanks again for putting me on the right track.

Lizzie, August 2013

 

I have completed my 28 day treatment. All thanks to the support and guidance from the Haynes Clinic. I honestly couldn’t have done it without them.

They made me feel comfortable, welcomed me and were very understanding throughout my treatment.

The counsellors in my eyes are amazing and have so much experience, knowledge and wisdom that you have no excuse not to walk out at Haynes on the right path and as a new person.

I couldn’t thank them enough and will continue to go to after care every week.

M.  July 2013

 

When I arrived at Haynes Clinic, emotionally and physically I was at an all time low. Now, almost a month later, I am feeling much more confident and ready to carry on my journey in the outside world. A lot of grief came to the surface, stuff I had been carrying round for years and it is so good to talk about it with counsellors and peers and not feel judged. I have never cried or laughed so much in one month. I feel more confident and calmer and am looking forward to a happy and healthy life with my family.

Nicola.  July 2013

Thank you all so much for having me and giving me the tools and knowledge on how to have a happy life free from addiction. I’ll always remember these past weeks. Thank you so much.

Brian, July 2013

The clinic and staff seem to have only one purpose – to help you get well. To anyone who has addiction issues or knows someone who does, this is the first place you should go to.

Martyn, May 2013

I cannot praise the clinic or their approach enough. The fact that you follow the AA 12 Step Programme and attend regular AA meetings launches you into the fellowship in a safe and secure environment. The counsellors do not miss a trick but if you are open minded and honest, they will offer you nothing but support. It is hard work in the clinic but the fact that peers live together in gorgeous well equipped houses makes your ‘free’ time relaxing and nurturing. Your every need is catered for and anything you wish to ask is regarded as valid. I would recommend the clinic to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. I came in broken and desperately unhappy and I am leaving with a much better understanding of myself and the prospect of a happy, sober, fulfilled life. Thank you.

Helen, May 2013

To the team.

I will forever be in your debt and will thank you and sing your praises always for giving my family ‘ME’ back and for giving me the tools to retrieve my peace of mind, to help me realise I am in control if I choose to make the right choices. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I truly love you all.

Special love always,

P

What can I say but thank you for helping me on my journey of recovery. I will never forget you all.

Michelle, May 2013

Dear Gordon, Sue, Billy, Gabby, Gary, Bill, Ausra, Tracy and the rest of the gang!
> I recently passed my 18 month sobriety mark – hard to believe so much time has passed and thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how I am getting on.
> I now live in a beautiful house with my new cat! My …. practice is thriving and I love being my own boss. I was shortlisted for a business award in the Best New Business category back in February, so I guess you could say things are going well! …..
> I keep up with a few of the old buddies…. Most of us from that group seem to be doing well which is testament to you all and the treatment you provide.
> Life still has its ups and downs (of course) but I feel positively transformed having managed to get off the sauce. 2012 was a really amazing year and I am so thankful for the springboard into sobriety that I found at Haynes.
>
> Best wishes to you all and hope to see you again some time.
> Regards,
> Sally

April 2013

Hi Sue

I hope this finds you well, happy and rested after the weekend, it’s been a while but trust me I still think of the centre staff and friends that I have made, I must say it has been good one day at a time. I heard a fantastic chair last night and was reminded a lot of my days in the treatment centre.

Thank you for giving me my life back. A lot has changed in my life since I arrived at Haynes.

I am coming up 2 years and am very grateful, my son will be born in the next 2 weeks so that has come up real quick a bit anxious, nervous etc. true alcoholic.

At first it seems that I have quite a bit on my plate, but that is what has kept me sober. The more I bite off, the more driven I become.

Love and gratitude to you all, I will be forever grateful! I won’t forget what this place did for me Words are not enough.

Kind Regards

Neelesh

April 2013

Dear Sue, Bill, Mo, Edwina, Gordon, Tracy and all at the Haynes,

Just a note to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart. It was tough and I know we had our ups and downs but as they say, ‘no pain, no gain’!

I am really well! Sober since I came to you and never been tempted. The thought of it actually repulses me so I don’t know what you did or how you did it but it’s worked.

Waking up in the morning with a clear head is a gift. Not having to try and figure out what I said or apologise is a blessing for which I am truly grateful.

Thanks again. Keep up the hard work.

Love James.

April 2013

 

Dear Gordon,

In the 4 weeks I have stayed at Haynes I have come to respect all the staff and their commitment to the ‘inmates’! There is no doubt I have learned a lot about myself and the illness that alcohol causes to both mind and body – and to others, including family members. I realise clearly that this is the beginning of a life long determination to avoid any mind altering substance and offer my thanks to you all at Haynes – especially because the environment is safe and the house is delightful!

Lots of thanks,

David

March 2013

When I first came to the Haynes Clinic I knew I was a problem drinker. I quickly realised that I was in fact an alcoholic. My drinking had worried my family and friends and my life had become unmanageable. I was unable to stop or control my drinking. The time spent at the Clinic was challenging but with the help, support and guidance of the caring and experienced staff, I stopped drinking and learned the strategies to achieve sobriety.

I am now enjoying a sober life in a way I never thought possible. Big thanks to all.

Sue

March 2013

 

Sue, Gordon and all the staff

For some people, it’s just another Monday but, for all of us, the 4th marks the second anniversary of Wendy’s new life. We often think of you and appreciate your continuing support.

Michael and Janet, March 2013

If you want to live a life free from addiction, The Haynes Clinic will teach you how. You will learn all the necessary tools you need to stay clean and sober and providing you apply them, a happy contented life is well within reach. My stay at The Haynes Clinic was an amazing experience – I have learned so much about myself and am looking forward to my future.

Jenny, February 2013

To Gordon and all the fantastic staff,

I just thought I would give you a quick progress report. I continue to remain sober, not a drop since 17/10/12 and have never felt better. You taught me not only to control my addiction but to accept and really understand it. My time at Haynes has let me be the person my family and friends missed so much so for this I will be forever grateful. I would recommend this rehab programme to everyone, it gave me back my life. Best regards to all the staff.

Steve, February 2013.

Before coming to the clinic I knew that I drank a lot and thought I could manage the problem myself. After only a few days at the clinic I knew that I was an alcoholic who could not stop drinking without help.

I felt very safe during my stay and always felt there was someone to support me 24 hours a day.

Although the days at the clinic were intense and very tiring, it was all worth it. I left after 28 days knowing what  I needed to do to lead a life of sobriety.

Ruth, February 2013

If you are an addict or an alcoholic, trust me this is the place to be. 28 days over Christmas and New Year I was here and it was the best thing I have ever done in my life. Do not be scared to come to rehab – it is so friendly – beyond belief. It has saved my life and my family have their dad, brother, son back. Words cannot describe the amazing work every single person does at the clinic. I came out and have never ever felt this good. I love them all and thank you guys and girls for saving my life. xxxx

Andy, January 2013

I have been into rehab before, some 12 years ago. It is evident that the Haynes style of treatment, the professional approach of all the staff and their ability to notice the needs of individuals as well as groups is enhanced by the level of understanding of the illness that I have obtained from them. I would like to thank Gordon, Bill, Mo, Sue, Edwina, Sophia, Tracy, Gabby, Gary and Billy for all of their help and encouragement and for giving me the basis of my continued recovery. For that I cannot really thank them enough. I left rehab 12 years ago thinking I was ‘fixed’. I left the Haynes Clinic in December 2012 knowinbg that I had some of the tools for my recovery and with hard work and belief I can continue to stay clean and sober. The ‘Haynes Way’ is a great foundation for recovery for any suffering addict.

Mick, December 2012

Hi Sue
Hope you are well.
Thought I would let you know that I have just completed a year without any alcohol whatsoever.
I have had the opportunity to drink on numerous occasions – business & pleasure & have never even considered that option. I can only put that down to Gordon & his colleagues at the clinic (apart from great family support) and would really wish to thank you all.

Rgs to all & thank Gordon again.
Ian
October 2012

Thank you. My way of thinking has changed and all for the better.
Ricky,
October 2012

If boredom, loneliness and lack of direction feeds your addiction, then this is the place for you.
Sarah, October 2012.

Dear Sue
Thank you so much for supporting me to come to my path to recovery. Thank you for my early days of coming to court with me and writing endless letters to support me. Thank you for your encouragement to come to aftercare for the last 16 months. I am privileged to have had this opportunity to help my foundations to recovery. I am grateful for all your time, am truely grateful for the support and advice from all of your staff, the care and the love I have received from them. I wish you health and happiness in life, always and forever.
Wendy, August 2012

Hi Sue and Gordon and anyone else who knows me.
Just to say, I just passed my 2 years sobriety mark. Thanks for all your help in the beginning. I hope all is well with you all and sending best wishes to everyone.
Ros, August 2012

When I first came to the Haynes Clinic, I was desperate, broken and felt like my life was over. It didn’t take me long to settle in and realise there was hope and that I could change my life. I feel confident about my recovery and now have the tools I need to build a better life. I now realise I have everything to live for and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have so much gratitude for all the staff and the experience I have been through, best decision I have ever made.

Lou, October 2012

My time at The Haynes Clinic has been invaluable. I am so grateful for what I have learnt. I have been shown the road to happiness when I thought this would never exist for me. All members of staff are genuinely dedicated to clients and are such friendly and caring people.

Gabbie, October 2012

On arriving at the clinic, 28 days seemed such a long time, but after the first few days it flies by. I have learnt so much about myself, other addicts, step work and my illness – I feel I have the tools to take home and use for my continuing recovery which I am very positive about. Thanks to the great counsellors and staff.

Jane, August 2012

I would just like to say a big thank you to all who were involved in my treatment. It’s been an amazing experience. There have been ups and downs. Esther, you are a legend. I will always be grateful to you, you have been an inspiration.

Z, August 2012

 

Haynes is a fantastic clinic with very professional counsellors and staff. I am so glad to find this place and have learned so much in the month I have been here about the illness and the tools. I have learnt to control the addict in me.

I have no hesitation in recommending the clinic to any addict I meet in the future who needs help and can’t find a way out on their own to recover.

Lloyd, August 2012.

The Haynes Clinic offers a hands on approach. The approach is also a very real one. As a client or patient you are encouraged to find motivation from within and show true dedication towards recovery from addiction.

There is a well balanced team of counsellors whose personalities complement each other and results in the diverse support and guidance offered. The clinic doies its best to ensure that clients are prepared to be reintroduced into mainstream life.

Sam, August 2012

My friend in AA googled clinics and found the Haynes Clinic and thought the 12 Step Programme they offered was what I needed. I was in no state to make a decision myself, only that I needed help quickly and a detox. I thought it really good that the clinic would come and pick you up straight away. That was such a relief for me…

Jill, July 2012

 

The only way I can describe my experience at Haynes is an incredible and life changing experience. They gave me all the tools for going out there and enjoying a new life without the booze – something I couldn’t even have imagined before I came to the Clinic. The only requirements – honesty, hard work and commitment and the ability to listen and follow instructions

June 2012

I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the staff at the clinic for helping me with my illness. If it wasn’t for them I would either be in prison or dead. They have so much experience between them which I benefitted from.

It has absolutely changed my life, I can’t explain it. I would recommend the Haynes to anyone that has this illness. The staff really care about your recovery and can’t give you enough of their time. I have learnt so much from my time in treatment, I feel I  can achieve anything I want now I have my life back.

I owe my life to you all.

My sincere thanks,

Spencer, June 2012

I believe the Haynes Clinic is exceptional and in my opinion must be within the first or the second in the country. Their tough love approach certainly worked for me. It helped me regain my self-esteem and confidence, enabling me to leave with a new zest for life and the tools for me to control / work my addiction with the help of the programme and the 12 steps. Gordon and his team never failed to astonish me, the way they could counsel / work a room of up to 20 clients with my peers and I not realising we were being counselled. Remarkable!

I was never made to feel like a client but accepted as a friend / family. I genuinely believe that the whole team put everything they can into making clients / I admit our defects, work the programme to enable us to have a life controllling our addictions. And when they see you’ve ‘got it’ it gives them great pleasure. I owe my new life, sanity and health to all at the Haynes Clinic and thank them for helping me and giving my family back the person I was.

I would not hesitate to recommend anyone that is wishing to control their addictions to contact and try the Haynes Clinic first.

Pauline, June 2012.

I arrived at the Haynes Clinic with an idea in my head about what rehab would be like. Group therapy, 12 Steps, detoxing, sharing my problems. I thought I had a problem with drugs. I realised that drugs were just the sympton, it was me that was the problem. My behaviours, my thinking and my attitude.

I feel blessed that I came to this treatment centre because the staff are so committed to recovery themselves and they enable the patients to get real, get honest and change.

It’s not an easy process but it’s a rewarding one. And because there is a good staff / patient ratio, nobody can hide, a real sense of ‘family’ develops amongst the patients and we support and help each other in ways I never imagined. The aftercare is something that also sets this treatment centre apart. Once primary care finishes, the aftercare starts. It’s not compulsory – but you leave knowing that it is not ‘goodbye’ but the start of a new chapter in your life, where the Haynes Clinic will be there in it, as and when you need them.

Gordon, his team and my fellow peers in treatment have given me something that has saved my life. I was lost, empty and in pain. They helped me grab life again and start recovery. On the outside I look healthier but on the inside I am unrecognisable from the man who arrived.

Thank you Haynes Clinic.

Mark, May 2012

If you know that you have a problem or you are affecting the happiness of yourself and others, I can honestly say that the Haynes Clinic works. I was using drugs regularly, upsetting my family, my life was out of control. I have spent 28 days at Haynes and I relish the prospect of life without drugs. I have met some of the most amazing people from all walks of life who like me have addiction issues. Haynes has taught me so much and has been a life experience with such a positive outcome. If you, like me, want your life back, I can without hesitation recommend the Haynes Clinic.

Paul, May 2012

Without doubt the Haynes Clinic has saved my life. The standard of counselling, the support given and the daily regime of life within the clinic was exceptional. I am leaving not only sober but a transformed person – ready to face the world. I feel better now than I have done for years.

I came into the clinic (brought in by husband and father – no resistance left to fight). I was in total denial. I refused to look at any details, never attended AA meetings. I had absolutely no idea what to expect and had never even heard of the 12 Steps. Had I been more knowledgeable there is no way I would be here today. In my case ignorance was bliss. The clinic gave me the bliss.

Sarah, May 2012

 

 

Can you please pass on my thanks to Gordon, Tony, Bill & the 2 girls for helping me with the illness. I realise now that without rehab I would not have been able to last much longer. This is the first xmas for many years that I can really look forward to with joy & happiness within myself. I feel like a new person. It’s down to them.

Tell them I can’t thank them enough.

Best wishes

Ian

December 2011

Hi everyone.

Last Christmas my son was in treatment at your clinic.

I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done for him, as you most probably saved his life.

He’s got a job which he enjoys very much.

He’s now much closer to his son and lives in the same street as us, his parents, along with his lovely wife.

He …. is just blossoming with every day.

His depression, probably a side effect of the drinking, has not reared its ugly head again.

So, we look forward to a happy Christmas and new year and wish you all the best.

Our wamest thanks  to Billy Lawrie, whom we regard as one of our best friends, having never seen or spoken to him

December 2011

If you have an alcohol or drug problem and don’t know what to do, come to the Haynes Clinic. They will sort you out!

Aiden, December 2011

My time at The Haynes Clinic was a profoundly life changing experience. I can’t praise the staff highly enough – they share freely with their time, experience and support and know when to challenge you or give you a hug.

Initially I thought that going through treatment was the hardest thing I had ever done – and make no mistake – it is difficult, but nowhere near as hard as every day when I was drinking. If you’re prepared to work on yourself and contribute, you won’t go wrong and it’s 100% worth it. So give it your best shot – it will change and possibly save your life!

Sally, November 2011

I have benefitted so much from coming to the Haynes Clinic. It has changed my life. I will forever be grateful for the help and support from everyone who works there. I would recommend it to anybody who needs help with managing their lives. Thank you Haynes.

Adam (November 2011)

 

Hi Sue and all at the Haynes Clinic

Today is a day to be very grateful and I thought I would share this. I mostly want to thank you all for giving me a great foundation.

My feeling is truly of a staff that cared about me and my recovery. You weren’t just there to be helped, you were there to be cared for, loved and taught how to live a life clean and sober.

Most of the staff had walked the same path I had been walking on so they knew how I was feeling. It wasn’t just ‘why can’t you just quit?’, they understood that it’s just not that simple.

You provided wisdom through having been there, not just from a text book. I never felt judged or looked down upon, I felt safe and secure which was a feeling I had not felt in a long time.

My 1 day commitment ultimately turned in to 28 days. I cannot tell you how critical the program was for me and my recovery. This was also on the advice of the counsellors, and again their wisdom and experience. Even though this commitment was difficult it was also so necessary.

I can proudly say I have been clean and sober for over 6 months and continue to work my program on a daily basis.

My sincere thanks to Haynes Clinic and my higher power for my sobriety and my new life.

Thank you for being very supportive and especially for the patience that you extended to me.

I will see you next week Friday for a recharge

Sincerely,
A Very Grateful Alcoholic (November 2011)

 

Today I am grateful for my life that you helped me live – 10 weeks clean, 4 meetings a week, a sponsor and working my steps. I salute you, Gordon. Love and respect.

P (October 2011)

Not everyone can help themselves recover even with the support of close friends and family. Attending a rehabilitation programme such as that offered by the Haynes Clinic gives you a greater strength and understanding of how to control your addiction. If you work hard at the programme and have an open mind to it, and you understand what it teaches you, your chances of remaining in sobriety will increase, along with your resolve to give yourself a better life and self – satisfaction.

Gary (October 2011).

I had always been successful in my life, my own business, nice house and car, I had always achieved anything I wanted, but my addicition escalated and I found I was powerless to stop it. When I finally hit rock bottom and was in danger of losing everything, including my family, I knew I had to get help. When I came into the Haynes Clinic, I was unsure if they could help. After 4 weeks, I feel like a different person. I know that the team at Haynes have given me the tools to help me in my recovery. I am indebited to them, I owe my life to them and I know with what I have gained from being there I have every chance of recovery and a great future. Thank you.

Matt (October 2011)

My stay at Haynes was the help I needed to get and stay clean. The counsellors were brilliant and the accommodation spot on. I would recommend the Haynes to anyone with an addiction.

Simon (October 2011)

Before arriving at The Haynes Clinic I had no understanding of either my illness or the damage it had done to myself, my family and my career. The counsellors and the support itself at the clinic have enabled me first to overcome my denial of my illness ad then to confront it and its consequences honestly. As I complete my 28 day residence, not only do I feel equipped with the tool kit needed to combat my alcoholism, but I feel ‘ready’ – with the aid of the 12 Step Programme – to become a better husband, faher and member of society. Thanks.

Marco (October 2011)

Your stay at the Haynes Clinic does not come cheaply but what price can you put on your health or even your life. I believe I have a new survival kit to help me survive in the outside world even though I have still to get rid of some of my old survival kit – the one that proved it didn’t work time and time again.  You must be willing to be honest and open minded and take on other peers’ and staff’s viewpoints – evn if at first they do not make much sense – think about them.

The staff are excellent and highly trained. I would have no doubt in recommending the Haynes Clinic to anyone.

Kim (October 2011)

I can’t really articulate how grateful I am to all of you. What shines out from coming here is just how much you all care about each and every person that comes through the doors. You do amazing work here. Thank you.

Jamie (September 2011)

I cannot speak highly enough of this clinic. No amount of time or effort has been spared in helping me to begin my recovery from alcohol addiction. I have been here for 6 weeks, have worked the 12 Step Programme, attended AA meetings and have learned how to begin a new life without alcohol. Now I have certainly got a completely different perspective on my future. As a result of help and advice given to me I am now getting back the trust of my husband and family which is so important to me”.

Margaret (September 2011)

Thank you to all the staff at the clinic for making my stay so comfortable, enjoyable and productive and also for helping me over the first weeks’ anxiety. I feel I have been equipped with the tools to successfully manage my own recovery and shown how to use them, which will set me in good stead for when I leave. The other clients were all immediately welcoming and surprisingly I’ve rather enjoyed myself. Again a heart felt thank you.

Adam (September 2011)

I would recommend this to anyone that needs help. This has hopefully saved my life and I am incredibly grateful I can start living instead of existing.

Lee (September 2011)

I’d forgotten what it felt like to be truly happy, The Haynes Clinic has shown me the way forward to live a happy, alcohol free life. I’m now looking forward to putting everything I’ve learnt into practice and becoming an overall better person.
Thanks for everything The Haynes Clinic

Richard (August 2011)

If you are at your wits end and feel no one cares or you have had enough of your habit, this is the place to come.

The people here understand and do care and deal with people like us day in day out, it has really changed me.

Trevor (August 2011)

 

The Haynes Clinic is for people who are serious about losing their addictions and changing their lives for the better. They genuinely care, all of the staff at The Haynes Clinic have been addicts in one form or another, so they know what you and your family are going through.

The accommodation is excellent and the health club is first class. Don’t expect to be pampered, you have to work hard as well to achieve your goals but if you work as hard and are as committed as the staff, you will do well.

Robin (August 2011)

At the Haynes Clinic one feels treated like an individual rather than being a ‘number’. The counsellors genuinely care about one’s recovery and subsequent abstinence. Family can also be involved in case conferences which is often an essential part of recovery as it is often those people who have suffered the pain of watching the addict self destruct. The latter enables the repair process to begin. Although painful at times, the experience is a very positive one and facilitates change.

Gillian, July 2011

“I can’t thank everyone at Haynes enough for the support I have been given and all the things I have learnt. The past few weeks have been immensely difficult but I wouldn’t change it for the world. It is simply not an option for me to go back to my old life and Haynes have provided me with the foundation to build on a new and happier way of life. So long as I follow their suggestions, I have nothing to fear!” 

“Well hello Gordon et al!

It’s fast approaching the anniversary of when I left the clinic and I can’t believe it has been nearly a year! Wow, how intense those memories are still to this day and my God what a life changing event it proved to be at Haynes.

Through your team’s tolerance, compassion, unstinting commitment and challenging support, you enabled me to become so much more self aware and equipped me with new insights and skills. I am now able to resiliently deal with life as a recovering alcoholic!

I still feel so much love and gratitude to you and your team, Gordon, for their laser tense illuminating perceptions of the inner self and of course their friendship and support.

You have an incredible team!

I miss you and love you guys so much”

Ray

 

“At the end of an arduous climb out of the depths of drunkeness I feel so much better and positive about the future. It took a while for me to get past ‘denial’ but it was worth it in the end. Thanks for persevering! It’s a far cry now from when I was virtually carried in 6 weeks ago. All the best!”

Jeremy

 

“Dear Sue,

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everything that you and the staff at the Haynes Clinic have done for Wendy. She came to see me this morning and it was wonderful to see the ‘old’ Wendy back. she looked wonderfully healthy, had a fantastic positive attitude and is rebuilding the relationship with her daughter that she was in danger of losing completely. It is thanks to the clinic that this has been possible.”

Philippa

 

“I have recently completed my rehabilitation treatment at the Haynes Clinic and wanted to say an enormous thank you to all the staff and councillors for their professionalism, guidance and kindness. They have all treated me very well, going far beyond all my expectations. As well as feeling physically, mentally and emotionally better I now feel far more confident in facing ‘life’ after treatment.
Once residential treatment at the centre is completed, the care continues at the Haynes Clinic having telephone access directly to the councillors / staff and a weekly face-to-face group therapy / counselling session. This gives me great faith as I will not be left on my own when leaving the clinic, help and guidance is available for as long as I need it, for me this after care is a vital part of my recovery.
I have suffered from severe alcoholism for many years and have tried many different solutions to try and get help, but to no avail. I know that the treatment I have received at the Haynes Clinic has been first class and I now have a real chance at recovery from this killer disease for the first time ever. Without the caring attitude and understanding of the staff and councillors here I know I would not be sober today. I am now looking forward to a long healthy life without the need for alcohol and all the shame and pain it has brought me in my past years.
Once again a massive thank you to everyone at the Haynes Clinic, from both my family and myself. I can honestly say you have given me my life back in more ways than one and for that I am eternally grateful to you all.”

Cathy

 

“Just a note to say thank you for all you have done for me. I appreciate your time, effort, patience and understanding. I am so pleased I came to Haynes – my life is so much better these days and I feel happier, have more energy and am enjoying my son so much more. I am also glad that I met you guys and all the others at Haynes…. I love you all and have made some good, life long friends.”

Cheryl

 

“I had forgotten how good it felt to laugh so much that your ribs hurt, without hiding behind drink to be able to do so!…thanks from the bottom of my heart…”

Lesley

 

“I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for my son. I can never repay you for giving us back our lovely son and brother. I know that if we had not found you he would not be alive now. We love where he is in life. God bless you all”

Rita and family

 

“Thank you all for bringing our dad back…..”

Matthew and Sally Anne

 

“You saved my life, thanks.”

Owen

 

“Your words and advice have changed my life for ever..”

Lisa

 

“Thank you to everyone at the Haynes Clinic for helping me get my life back
Thank you for caring for me and putting me on the road to recovery….I am feeling very well and happy to be sober and enjoying the beauty of life again…”

Carol

 

“Thank you so much for having me in your treatment centre. It has been great. At first I didn’t think I would last the first 2 weeks…. This has given me a great giant stepping stone on to the life of recovery and to sorting my life out. I am in a much stronger place than before I knew you and for that I shall always be in your debt.”

Tim

 

“I am so grateful to you all for the help and understanding you have shown. You have given me my life back for which I am and will remain eternally grateful.”

Jacqueline

 

“Thank you for your challenge, support, nurture, mentoring and sharing. You have enabled me to become so much more self aware. The gifts and tools you have given me are priceless ”

Ray

“I am writing about my sister, Pat, who came to your clinic for her drinking which split the family. I assume she told you she nearly died with drinking and took an overdose. The whole family went to the hospital and stayed nearly all night. She pulled through but drank again. Well thank you all so much its been a hard time but we have got our sister back. She’s divorced her husband, she’s got a lovely flat, she goes to the gym and she has not had a drink since leaving you. We’ve had a family wedding and parties. Drinks have not bothered her. The whole family are back together after nearly losing Pat. The five of us will never fall out again. It has been hard having an alcoholic in the family dreading parties  etc. That is all behind us now so thank you for doing a good job. She couldn’t have done it on her own. She’s really happy and laughing again. Thank you all so much.”

Jeanette

To all staff at The Haynes Clinic,

Thank you for helping me see the light!

All my thanks R x

R.

To Tracy, Gordon and Sue,

Thank you for saving my life and showing me the right way ahead, I’ll be back for aftercare and see you all.

Love Ya

From K x

To all the team at Haynes,

Thank you for all your support and putting me on the right path to a better life.

I wish you all the very best.

Love J x

 

To Gordon & all the team at The Haynes Clinic,

I don’t think I will ever be able to thank you all enough, you have all been so great! I will miss you all, but I will be taking the new life you have given me and cherish it.

God bless you all

Maria xxxx

 

To Gordon, Sue and all the wonderful staff at Haynes,

I have been home for over two weeks now and thank you is not enough, I will always be grateful to each and every one as you all helped me along my journey. I was broken, and slowly you started to mend me. I take each day now as a blessing. I am now 100 days sober. This Easter Sunday, I pray to God and know he is listening. I’m doing everything that I have learned and have been suggested by you all to do as I never want to be that person you saw in December. I miss you all and will be down for aftercare as soon as I can.

With Thanks and Love, C x

 

To everyone at The Haynes,

Thank you so much for all your support, hard work and patience with me. Enjoy the chocolates!

Lots of Love, N xxx

 

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