LINES OPEN NOW
LINES CLOSED
0808 801 0550
Lines open 9am - 5pm everyday. Call FREE
LINES OPEN NOW
You can talk to
us about anything

How Life Has Changed For Lucy

Lucy grew up in a family dedicated to working in the licensed trade. Her parents ran a local pub in the West Midlands, as her grandparents had done before that. It was all she knew. Working in the pub was her life and that’s how she met many of her friends. But Lucy's drinking became a problem. She started depending on alcohol and became very ill as a result. Alcohol took hold of her life. Lucy was in her late 20’s when she first went into rehab. Cut off from society to try and deal with her alcohol addiction, Lucy ended up spending her dad’s entire inheritance on treatment. She contacted the Licensed Trade Charity for help when the halfway house she lived in closed down. She needed a place to stay and didn’t know who to turn to.

We helped Lucy, and she has gone on to realise her dreams in her own right. Now studying for an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, Lucy is determined to give back and help others who may be facing circumstances she has already experienced.

Popular Health Concerns topics you may find useful

  • Having a drink can be a great way to relax, but in some cases too much can lead to problems. If you work in the licensed trade, the chances are you have seen this at some point. You may have seen customers drink more than is good for them and you might...
    Date Updated: 29/11/2013
  • Whether we like it or not, stress is a part of our working lives. But for an increasing number of people, too much stress is becoming common in the workplace. According to research commissioned by the mental health charity Mind, work is the most...
    Date Updated: 22/04/2016
  • Date Updated: 15/04/2016