Darren, a young man from Grimsby, has battled back from addictions to drugs to reclaim his life and rebuild relationships with family. His story has now been told in a short film on YouTube, which has already been seen by more than 1,000 people.
The feedback from viewers has been inspirational. Here are some of the comments:
“Awesome Dazza, all the best mate.”
“Brilliant Darren, I know I don’t ‘know’ you, but really love seeing your positive posts on twitter, looking to the future. Your family must be so proud of you. Take care matey!”
“You’re an amazing person that deserves the best in life and thru your own good will, hard work and determination, you’ve got there. I think about you a lot and I’m so happy for you.”
“I’ve known you all my life but never knew what was going on behind closed doors, respected u growin up. Respect you now if not a damn site more. Well done mate. Know ya fam are all real proud of you!”
“I’m so proud Darren.. ur a sparkling example of how someone can turn their life around, you’re doing a great job!”
Read more on the The Alcohol & Drug Service website.