About: Helen Vale

Helen Vale is a freelance writer. She is a previous drug user and likes to help others through her writing about her journey and struggles.


Articles by Helen Vale

How Reaching Rock Bottom Helped Me Take Control

Things that others may take for granted mean the world to me and that is because I recovered from addiction two years, six months and 36 days ago. Well, maybe I never really fully recovered, though the blessed day I stopped using cocaine, will always be present in my mind. I am a 32-year-old mother of two beautiful children – Harry, eight, and Lydia, six. I work in the financial sector as does my husband, Martin.