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Staring at Your Fear Directly

Staring at Your Fear Directly

Sure, there were some confronting things about shooting SBS's Filthy Rich and Homeless in 2018.

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Taking the big step down (33 storeys!) to help our youth up

Taking the big step down (33 storeys!) to help our youth up

Why am I abseiling 135 metres down a skyscraper you may ask?

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Martha's First Trip to Triple Care Farm

Martha's First Trip to Triple Care Farm

The farm was different to what I imagined it would be.

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My experience with alcohol & other drug use disorders

My experience with alcohol & other drug use disorders

Alcohol and other drug use disorders are notoriously difficult, but not impossible, to treat.

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The War on Drugs – a Fresh Look at Addiction

The War on Drugs – a Fresh Look at Addiction

 

I recently finished reading a book called Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari.

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One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...