(Name withheld)

As the mother of an alcoholic living many miles away from Auckland, feeling powerless to help or even understand the evils of alcoholism, Recovery Companions were a god send! They were recommended to me by someone in Christchurch who knew of Mitchell and his insight and commitment to helping addicts recover.

My contact phoned Mitchell and asked if he would be interested in helping my son in Auckland and his devastated mother in the far south. Fifteen minutes later I received a call from Mitchell introducing himself and his company. The very next day he visited my son. My son was not happy as he thought he could stop drinking without outside help and was cold towards Mitch. He couldn’t of course, go it alone – he really tried but failed each time.

Recovery Companions organised a very professional intervention which I flew up for. My son accepted he had a drinking problem but still kept trying to do it alone and not let Mitchell into his life. During my son’s stubbornness, Mitchell contacted me regularly by phone and text checking in and teaching me how an alcoholic’s mind works – often talking me “off the ledge.” It took a little time and some tough love for my son to accept help, but Mitchell was ready and waiting to step in.

My son is now in a detox facility and then he will go for a long stay in rehab which was all organised by Mitchell. As the last few days before he checked in were particularly hard due to some medical issues, Recovery Companions kept him safe and not alone.

My family and I are so grateful to Recovery Companions and especially Mitchell. They have so much experience with addicts and their care and compassion is wonderful, both for the addict and their family. They know of, and have contacts with, many of the facilities available for their clients and we could not believe the value for money we received. All at Recovery Companions believe so strongly in what they do and feel that helping the addict recover is the main aim of their business. They charge a very fair price for their services and are worth every cent!

I would recommend Mitchell and the team at Recovery Companions to anyone going through the miseries of addiction. Without them my son wouldn’t have managed to get into detox and rehab facilities so quickly. He has a long way to go but I know that Mitchell will be there to pick up the pieces with just a phone call from either my son or myself.

We wish continued success to Recovery Companions in helping others who find themselves in similar situations. We are forever grateful and will never forget the help and kindness we have all received from Mitchell and his team.