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Bec’s Story

I was 15 years old when I first tried drugs. There was a group of boys at my school I was jealous of, they seemed so “cool” and relaxed and I was desperate to be the same. So when one of them offered me drugs saying it would “help me” I jumped at the chance. […]

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Recovery a Different Approach

Mark’s* Story   Written by Bec Edwards When it comes to Recovery from Drug Addiction everyone has a story; some go to rehab, some go to a 12 Step Fellowship, others try church or even hypnosis etc… Just like addiction, recovery is a personal journey and Mark* is no different. With little information about drugs, […]

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A Mother’s Perspective: Carol’s Story

It was early in the afternoon on September 4th 2013 when Carol’s* phone rang. Before that moment Carol had been cleaning the house; she wanted to go out for dinner that night, maybe see a movie. That day started off no different than any other day and now Carol remembers every detail, this is the […]

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5 Ways To Recognise Warning Signs Of Addiction

  Through my personal recovery from addiction, I have unfortunately been confronted with several of my closest friends dying as a result of drugs and alcohol misuse. Witnessing the devastating impacts that addiction has on the family of the loved one, including death, is hands down the hardest situation to witness, both personally and professionally working in […]

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5 Decrimalization

When thinking about effective strategies to combat the negative impacts on society as a consequence of the trade and consumption of illicit drugs such as ICE and Heroin the concept of decrimalization often raises a negative response in our society, which in many cases is underpinned by fear and disgust. This was certainly my view […]

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