Jo

Has a lived experience of addiction

Jo

I started taking drugs at age 27, when I had three small children, was married to a police officer and was old enough to know better.

It blew out of control fast and drugs controlled my life for 20 years. I should have died numerous times with my cocktails of drugs. I called Directline (the Victorian branch of the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline) for help and that phone call changed my life. I got the help I needed and went back to school to do my Cert 4 in Alcohol and Other Drugs, completed an internship with Turning Point and peer worker training at SHARC.

I have been sober for 2 years now and am ready to help others in their recovery. I feel free living a life without stigma and guilt and understanding the whys has changed my life, I did rethink it!