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Stories from people with lived experience

This page features resources that provide personal stories from people who have used alcohol alcohol and other drugs, including crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’).

Hearing firsthand stories from people who have experienced the effects of drugs, especially those who have gone through the recovery process, can be helpful to clients who are experiencing problems with their own use, as well as their family and friends.

These stories may also be helpful for you to hear so that you can become more familiar with the kinds of experiences your clients might be having with drugs like crystal


    Rethink Addiction

    Summary: This resource shares real stories of (addiction) by people with lived experience of substance use, family members, and people who have been involved in providing clinical care or peer support. These stories highlight the impact of substance dependence in peoples’ lives, as well as the importance of seeking help.

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    Developers: Rethink Addiction, a coalition of organisations advocating for a change to Australia’s attitude and response to addiction

    Year: 2021

    Costs: Free

    Evidence base: This resource has undergone expert review.

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 28 June 2022