The stories and testimonials on this page reflect the courage and hope of people who have been affected by alcohol and other drugs, and the people who support them. Keep reading for inspirational stories from everyday Australians.
“It started when my mate passed away. I got heavy into drugs, which meant I ended up on the streets. I ended up losing my home, my family, and my friends. I felt alone, lost and without hope. I had nowhere to go and no one to turn to. It got so bad that I even considered suicide. When I got in touch with Drug ARM, they helped – they helped me so much. With their help and support, I am now 3 years sober. To have someone there constantly to talk to no matter the issue, it was just so important, and made all the difference.”
“Drug ARM educated my mum that her purpose was not to fix everything, because that is just not possible. Instead they provided her with the resources that would help us cope. She encouraged, no nagged, me to go to Drug ARM as well, being the loving soul that she is. I was reluctant to walk in there, I’d tried so many things and didn’t want to go somewhere clinical again. But, they made me feel so welcome, as though I was walking into someone’s home. I’m so glad I chose to go, because I can truly say that I’m happy now. I caught myself singing along to the music in a supermarket the other day and was just so amazed when I realised I was happy. Those moments when you accept that you’re feeling a way you haven’t felt in so long – they are incredible.”
“We were living in a car for about three months until someone ran up the back of us in a car accident. We then stayed with my sister but she only has a small unit and then she became unwell. We moved out…and then we were on the streets.” Keep reading…
“I don’t like authority and many programs put that on you, or they judge you if you attend after boozing. With Drug ARM, it wasn’t like that.” Keep reading…
“I’d come home and drink. I’d get bored and drink. I’d go out with my mates and drink. The people I hung around, all liked drinking. After all the good times we’d had, we just didn’t know any other way.” Keep reading…
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