Dr. David McCartney describes how a doctor on the British Doctors and Dentists Group helpline told him about his recovery. That story connected with David in a way that the tablets he had previously been prescribed for his addiction had not. The story gave him hope.
When asked what he felt was the essence of recovery, he responds by saying, ‘Hope’. David then says, ‘When you are sitting with a bunch of hopeful people who are absolutely convinced that you can move forward from the dark space you’re in, it’s really hard to resist that.