I walked into Broadway Lodge 9 months clean on the 28th January 2009 (my daughters 5th birthday). I had a choice - I left prison that day to catch a train from Reading to Weston with money in my pocket. A train arrived into my hometown and it was tempting to go and get one last fix...that didn't happen. I got straight to Broadway Lodge and embraced the help.

I just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff and clients which I've made many friends through the years. Today I'm celebrating 10 years free from addiction. I never thought I could ever get this far into double figures...it's a good feeling to have. You guys provide the nurture, care, understanding, patience and mostly love for all of us when we came to you through those doors of the Miracle Mansion. Broadway Lodge, you will always be that piece of me that's contributed to who I am today.

I thought I would also pass the message that in recovery you can get family back. I now have my youngest son in my life and have just met my 5 month old grandson for the first time.

Those of you who are on the start of this ride hold on - it will get tough, there will be tears, you will break then there's laughter, love, support, self improvement, self esteem, self worth...You Are Worth It. Reach out, ask for help. You don't need to suffer alone no more.”

Rachel is now studying for a degree in psychology through the Open University and hopes to work in children’s mental health services once she’s graduated. She is also volunteering twice a week, providing support for the homeless in her local area.