My son first came into contact with CAIS last February when through drink he was at a very low ebb. My life as his mother was becoming more and more stressed and I found that I was unable to cope. I have always supported my son, but it became too much for me. I am 75 years old and I love my son dearly, but he knew he was at his worst and even contemplated taking his own life.
After completing a Detox he went to Ty’n Rodyn in Bangor for rehabilitation . I believe that with all of the support that he has had in North Wales he is making good progress for which I am more than happy about. He decided to stay in Bangor mainly due to the support he has had from the Peer Mentors including Hayley, Ronnie and Paul.
Through CAIS he has been on a Peer Mentoring course and he is due to start voluntary work next week – all of which has been sorted out by his Peer Mentor. He has decided that he does not want to come back home to Cardiff and though I miss him, I know he is happier than he has ever been. I know that he is being cared for and that he is safe and that means the world to me. I repeat that all of the above is due to the wonderful association of CAIS and Peer Mentoring. I cannot thank all concerned enough.