Triple Care Farm (TCF) not only helped Bec overcome her addiction to drugs, it helped her find self-confidence, hope and motivation for the future. Bec wrote to Triple Care Farm after completing the program thankful for her new perspective on life.
I never thought I would have the opportunity to be part of a program like Triple Care Farm. I had read about the Farm on the SDMF website; however I didn’t begin to imagine how much it would change my life.
I was reluctant to ask many questions when I first went to the farm for my intake interview. Part of me was scared, the other part of me thought it was best to just go with the experience and find out first hand.
My first week at the Farm wasn’t easy. I was new and apprehensive. I began settling in more by the second week. It was during this week that I began to think about how my time at the Farm would benefit my life after leaving the program.
By the third week I slowly started to believe in myself again. I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt this way. I also started to trust others. The bond and trust I had with the TCF staff was very important to me in my recovery journey. They really cared about us.
I began to realise that TCF is not just a Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation program, but more importantly a caring and safe place for young adults to live, learn and improve on behavioural problems.
I was particularly concerned about the education element of the program, having little confidence in my desire or ability to learn. Being a Year 9 “dropout” I thought it would be boring and too hard...to my complete surprise I loved it.
Learning made me feel alive. I even started to think about my future career path. I trust myself now that I am capable of starting something and finishing it, and that feeling is a greater high than that of any drug.
I am so thankful for the support I received from the staff at TCF. They cared about me and what was best for me in my journey. Their support and care for each individual student and their goals has helped me to grow as a unique individual.
I really feel that I’m capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to.
Since spending time at TCF, the reality of the loneliness and despair of my life on drugs has become clear. I am now determined never to return to that life.
I am now enjoying some volunteer activities in the community to help give back to others and am hoping to go to TAFE soon to study hospitality.
Thank you for caring about me and my recovery. I will forever be grateful for your support and love.
*Name changed to protect identity.