“I started doing what everyone else was doing, going to the night clubs once a week, then that turned into twice a week, then 4 times a week.

"I didn’t think it was a problem because all my other friends were doing it and their parents would babysit.

"Then it turned into drinking the other 3 days at my house. After I left detox, I went to rehab, then I found NA and AA and they were a huge support”.

“I rang rehabs and the waiting list was too long... Too long or I wasn’t eligible. Or I didn’t fit the criteria. I’m like, ‘You are kidding me?’ So I actually turned my home into a rehab. For me, It was about building new friendships as well and meeting new people to associate with that didn’t use drugs or alcohol. And to this day, my premises are still alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free.”

Services to support you in managing drugs and alcohol:

> Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)

>  We Help Ourselves (WHOs) Day program and Therapeutic Community program

>  Alcoholics Anonymous

>  Narcotics Anonymous

>  Alcohol and Drug Information Service

>  Calvary Mater Hospital

>  Mercy Services

>  Lakeview Detox Unit at Belmont Hospital (Withdrawal Management Unit).

>  Kamira Farm