Ben on correcting your life
Six months after winning a jazz contest with his student band, Ben was leading a rock ‘n roll lifestyle playing 200 concerts a year – a lifestyle that led him to become addicted to drink and drugs. He didn’t realise that he was playing with fire. As his abuse of alcohol and drugs worsened, all Ben’s relationships failed, his career suffered and his health deteriorated to the point where he was in the early stages of an alcoholic coma.
Today, Ben is in a hurry. Having reconnected with his passion for music, he is making up for lost time as a musician and teacher. In this new phase of his life, he realises the value of looking for people and situations that are right for him in order to stay clean and sober.
“The clinic was a very good experience, I have fond memories of it… I liked the fact that my normal behaviour was given a reset. Because my behaviour had become twisted out of shape. That needed to be corrected."