Hope in the heart of Hemel Hempstead after heroin use ‘horror story’

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How are you doing with your new year’s resolution? Perhaps you’ve upped your gym attendance, cut back on the coffee or even succeeded in breaking your smoking habit. You may have already cracked and thought: There’s always next year.

But for the 2,000 people with drug and alcohol-related problems who use the nine Spectrum support services across Herts, Christmas was a time of gruelling perseverance, and January the chance to reclaim the lives they have lost to addiction.

CRI Spectrum Hemel Hempstead service manager Glenda Lee, centre, with some of the service's volunteers.

CRI Spectrum Hemel Hempstead service manager Glenda Lee, centre, with some of the service's volunteers.

Hemel Hempstead’s Spectrum centre has, like its counterparts, been supporting the Dry January initiative to reduce alcohol intake and change people’s perceptions about drug and drink dependency.

 

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