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Video: “You think that the problem is above you, it’s too big a problem for you to deal with but it’s not true” Sam’s Story


Monday, May 16th, 2011

Sam discusses his “text book case” of addiction, starting with drinking with mates and smoking weed in the park then on to pills, cocaine and eventually heroin and crack. “That’s what I have been using for 10 years and it has been madness - I can’t look back on that horrible place with anything other than horror”

Having alienated his family, the turning point for Sam came as he was waiting for his next script - homeless, just out of jail he realised that he was feeling rubbish more often than feeling high and that the drugs were keeping him feeling like he was constantly withdrawing and in fact there were no positives to his drug taking anymore.

“You think that the problem is above you, it’s too big a problem for you to deal with but it’s not true, it’s in the individuals hands and anyone can do it”

Category: Features Duration: 3:32


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