A REFORMED alcoholic has seen his dream of setting up a support charity come to fruition.
Dave Tinlin, of Stobhill, quit the booze eight years ago with the help of Escape Family Support.
After volunteering as a peer mentor and raising thousands of pounds for the organisation, he decided to set up his own charity called Drout, standing for dry out and drink out, to help people with alcohol problems.
Now Drout has opened in Bridge Street, Morpeth, to offer one-to-one sessions, support groups and complimentary therapy.
The centre was opened by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery and Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt.