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Let me belong

"For anyone listening know there's always hope within and I know it's scary at times but it's a dam good place to begin"...

“I would recommend it to everyone but it is up to t...
Just give it a go

I had a little girl two years ago and that is what turned my life around. I needed not to be on drugs anymore ...

“The coping mechanisms and education were the best ...
Life is a journey

It’s a great place to detox but the biggest step is stepping out of here and continuing not to drink or use drugs...

Other avenues

It showed me avenues of the gay and lesbian community that isn’t drug and alcohol related...

“You can feel so trapped when you are using, but yo...
Be happy with myself

You can feel so trapped when you are using but you can be who you want to be My biggest goal is to be happy with myself ...

“I was angry and wanted to make it go away...
Do the things I love

"When I was 14 I felt like the whole world caved in on me. I was angry and wanted to make it go away"...

“The hardest decision is to reach out to and get in...
Reach out & get involved

"In rehab I found it very difficult to deal with my cravings and triggers but I was very committed to my goals"...

“LOST - What do you call it when all you feel is pa...
LOST

What do you call it when all you feel is pain? When your loved ones look at you and all you feel is shame? ...

At a crossroads

"On the paddle down the Murray it was so peaceful and beautiful.That trip made me make the decision to change my life"...

“If you are willing to quit YSAS is the place...
I do have a future

I’m not sure what I want to do but coming here and getting off drugs has made me realise I do have a future ...

“I would do anything to fit in with them ...
Strong enough to say no

"I just didn't think it would be ok to say no and it was kind of fun at first"...

AP Comics

"When I grow up I want to have my own Comics Shop"...

“Help! Help! I’ve got nowhere to stay tonight!...
Unexpected compassion

One cold, rainy winter’s evening at about 6pm, Rod Donald was preparing to head home when he heard a knock on the door....

“His skin was grubby and his hair was knotted...
Judging a book by its cover

After being charged with trafficking cannabis, 16-year-old Steve was sent to a YSAS youth worker...

“Older drug dealers had recruited the schoolboy as ...
The schoolboy

The boy was tiny – almost waifish – and he wore an inner-city Catholic school uniform....

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