We pride ourselves at looking behind the addiction to the real person underneath and have had the privilege of working with many people and their families and supporting them to turn their lives around. Some of our clients have shared their experiences below.
I couldn’t have done it without you
‘Jason has been an integral and extremely helpful part of my own personal recovery from alcohol and drugs.
I was introduced to Jason through a personal friend when I reached out for help during a difficult time in my life.
Jason helped refer me to a day program and also assisted in securing me a spot. During this time, Jason also organised a financial counselor to assist me with financial difficulties that were due to my alcoholism. This relieved a lot of my pressure and stress and gave me the space to recover.
He puts his heart and soul into his own recovery and helping others recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. He is an inspiration.'
All the support I needed
‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and guidance I received from ASV.
Giving up drugs was only the start of my journey; I needed to work on myself to stay clean.
Jason’s friendly, professional approach delivered in the comfort of my own home, allowed me to feel relaxed and safe enough to speak my mind. He explained, showed and gave me the tools to develop and continue a clean and happy life.
Jason is a friendly down-to-earth guy that has no judgement no matter what is being spoken about which made it really easy to talk to him. He not only helped me get back on track but really helped my family as well.
I could not recommend a better person to someone that is struggling with addition; all he needs is a chance to talk with you and you will see the positive impact that he can have on your life.'
We’re a happy family again
ASV provided our son the tools to turn his life around and was really supportive to us as well.
Our son and our whole family were provided support, encouragement, guidance and an understanding of what was going on. It has been six months now and already we can see a huge difference in our son’s attitude, personality, lifestyle and positivity.
Jason's explanation of addiction and addictive personalities made us understand what Rob is fighting against. He was sincere and dedicated to helping us all. We will be forever in his debt.'
Jame's mum and dad
I grabbed recovery with both hands
'I first met Jason when I was a 24 year-old at a supported accommodation program for youth with alcohol and drug problems. I can recall his humour and ease bringing a light-hearted hopefulness to what was undoubtedly one of the most challenging periods in my life.
Jason is someone who can naturally engage a diverse range of people in all manner of states of wellbeing and distress. Even at this early stage in his career, he always came across as professional and deeply dedicated, both to others and to his own recovery.
Any service would be fortunate to be guided by a person of Jason’s integrity, and his invaluable lived and professional experience.'
From despair to hope
‘Our son has gone from feeling beyond help to being the hopeful, focussed young man we knew he could be.
ASV helped our son find his way. Jason has done that with empathy, subtle ideas and practical words that have resonated in a way that no one had been able to get through before.
Examples of these changes include getting our son out of trackie pants and into smart clothes to begin to become the man he wants to be and doing the right things for his self esteem like helping in the kitchen.
These sound like tiny events but over the years drugs had literally hijacked our son’s motivation and emotional growth. By staying away from drugs and focussing on his recovery, he is relearning these life skills or developing them for the first time.
Jason has been a guardian angel to our family. He is a hardworking, conscientious and caring Mentoring Coach with extensive knowledge, offering advice, support, rehabilitation and guidance to clients who have experienced trauma or hardship.'
I have a new life
‘I looked at Jason's life and what he had become and he made it feel possible that if I put in some work I could get the same outcome, all I had to do was try.
I’ve been clean for four years thanks to Jason. When I started my recovery I was an ice addict who definitely thought no one could possibly know what I was going through, thinking or feeling. Within the first minute I could completely identify with him through his own story of rehabilitation. He opened my eyes to the world of recovery; I learnt some amazing tools and still use them today. His life experience made it easier for me to communicate with him because he knew exactly what I was going through.
With his help, I was able to turn my life around. He is down-to-earth, practices what he preaches and brings out the best in anybody who will give him the chance and give themselves that chance. I now have a kid, with another on the way, own a house, and have a steady job. A lot of that I owe to that first phone call I made and the fact he told me that there was hope and asked if I wanted my life back.'
* Names of all of the above client testimonials have been changed to protect people’s privacy and confidentiality.