Treatment story

John’s story

John entered the rehabilitation centre as part of a drug diversion program, which offers people charged with drug-offences the option of going into treatment rather than going back to prison. John began using drugs at 13. He grew up in an abusive alcoholic home and by his mid-teens was already living on the streets and in trouble with the law.

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Alice’s story

By the time I got to the rehabilitation centre I’d been using and abusing drugs and alcohol for over twenty years. A once promising career in the arts was destroyed, my family had disowned me and my friends didn’t want to know me. I’d been in a psychiatric unit and spent years in and out of detoxes trying to get clean.

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