Anna’s story – sobriety following a decade of addiction

“Renewal is a safe and peaceful place. I would not be alive today without them.”

Anna attended Renewal at the age of 24, following a decade of drink and drug abuse.

Starting drinking at the age of 12, Anna began using drugs soon after, having fallen in with the wrong crowd. As the years went by, her addiction grew worse. “I was both physically and mentally dependent on alcohol and drugs. My self-confidence had always been bad and when I took drugs I gained confidence and self-belief. I found myself in drink and drugs. I gained confidence, motivation and belief when I was high or drunk although I was entirely dependent.”

Anna’s addiction took over her life. She was using 24 hours a day but felt she was not an addict as she was still going to work, college and socialising with friends. The addiction began affecting her health. “I was having seizures quite often and when I was not using, my body would go into shock. Hospital stays became a regular occurrence as I continued to hide my problems from my family and friends.”

Anna’s family eventually intervened and sought help for her. “By the time my family intervened I was destroyed, mentally, physically and emotionally. I had nothing left. I attended a primary treatment centre for 28 days, however it was suggested that I attend Renewal as I still needed further help with my issues.”

On completing her primary treatment, Anna was offered a place in Renewal’s extended treatment. “My time in Renewal taught me how to love myself again and gave me the necessary tools to maintain my recovery. Renewal taught me how to live a fulfilling life again, without the need of a drink or a drug which I never once in a million years thought I could do. The counsellors and staff are brilliant. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”


Tabor Renewal

Tabor Renewal is the only residential treatment centre in Ireland providing extended care for women suffering from addictions to substances, gambling or food.

The nurturing and homely environment at Tabor Renewal offers women who have completed Tier 4 primary treatment an additional 12 weeks of comprehensive treatment involving group therapy, lectures, one-to-one counselling as well as conferences with family and social workers.

Staff at Tabor Renewal work closely with Family Services in the event that a client has dependent children and put emphasis on restoring and rebuilding familial relationships.


Tabor Group

If you, or someone you love, is struggling with addiction, get help not only for yourself, but for your children as well.

Tabor Group is a leading provider of residential addiction treatment services in Ireland. We provide support and care to hundreds of clients suffering from addictions to alcohol, substances, gambling and eating disorders. For more information on Tabor Group’s services, click here.