Has a lived experience of addiction
I'm a 45-year-old mum and a respected member of my community. In my chosen field of work, I am responsible, reliable and professional. I am a well-liked colleague and friend to many, beloved sister and daughter and have been a high functioning substance-dependent individual.
I wanted so badly to get off the wickedly terrible merry-go-round I had been on so many times. For so many years I couldn’t remember what life was like before methamphetamine became a regular part of my life. After living costs, everything went to my worst enemy but also my ‘best friend’.
Seeking help remained a distant goal as I had to maintain face. I battled with my secret addiction for more than 20 years.