Dave developed a serious substance abuse problem after growing up in the rave scene of the 1990s. After the birth of his son, Dave quit his drug habit, but unfortunately developed a serious dependence to alcohol. After confronting his issues, he went through a detox programme, Dave stumbled upon a leaflet for Groundwork and the Towards Work Programme. He joined the programme, and through a person-centred service, he discovered his true calling in life. He wanted to support those struggling with the same issues he once had. He then applied for a job with a drug and alcohol recovery charity and, after a successful interview, began work, where he now helps others overcome substance abuse addictions.