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Edinburgh vendor Kenny is using lockdown to work on his recovery

Posted On: 2 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

It's a difficult time for our vendors while they're temporarily unable to sell The Big Issue on the streets, but 39-year-old Kenny says it has given him space to dedicate all his time to recovery from addiction.
Kenny, who was selling the magazine in Stockbridge , told The Big Issue: “I would rather be out selling but the way things are, it actually came at a good time for me.
“I've had a bad drug problem over the past few years, which I've been addressing. I've been going to NA meetings and coming off methadone.
“I was a wee bit scared about the lockdown at first because I had relapsed a couple of times. It could've gone two ways, but they started offering NA meetings online, and it has made all the difference.”
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The meetings going digital means Kenny hasn't missed a meeting while doing his bit and staying safe indoors.
“Obviously nothing compares to a face to face meeting but it's still good because we can still see each other and speak to each...

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