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I have been a prolific shoplifter since I was 14 and I entered the CJS when I was 16. I have been in treatment all my life and have only ever attended any kind of group work if I was made to in prison. I have never attended any groups in the community or ever really considered recovery. I first came into contact with Red Rose Recovery via the New You outreach during Covid when I was given Naloxone because I was at risk of an overdose. I have since attended support groups and I attend a church on a Sunday now with Red Rose. I feel like they understand, I feel heard. I believe that there is a chance I can one day be in recovery and be abstinent.