Cumbria Gateway is a new charity helping drug users in Carlisle

Cumbria Gateway
Official opening of Cumbria Gateway Photo: ITV Border

A new charity helping people with drug problems in Carlisle has had it's official opening. Cumbria Gateway offers support and accomodation for people hoping to kick their addictions. It's in the city centre and former users act as mentors to help people stay off drugs for good.

In this extended interview peer mentor Stuart Ward discusses his own battle with addiction in depth as well as explaining how working for the Cumbria Gateway has changed his life.