Matthew is a 51-year-old man, originally from Northern Ireland. Matthew had a difficult childhood. He grew up in extreme poverty, experienced physical and psychological abuse, parental alcohol misuse, and witnessed political violence.
Matthew started drinking at a young age and has been dependent on alcohol for most of his adult life. Matthew struggles to control his emotions. Social interaction is difficult, and often results in outbursts of anger and aggression. He has a substantial history of offending and street homelessness.