May 29, 2019
In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Tara about her experience with childhood trauma, going through the court system as a victim of crime and fighting to improve flaws in the AOD system. Tara speaks about gender, class and other societal factors which impact upon substance use and treatment.
‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source.
We will have more guests and more stories coming to you monthly.
Straight from The Source is the voice of the Association of Participating Service Users (APSU), a service of the Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). APSU is a Victorian consumer representative body, which believes that the needs, strengths and expertise of people who use drugs and alcohol should drive the system and their voices should be heard.
Just a reminder that the views expressed by our guests are not necessarily reflective of those of APSU and SHARC.
*Warning- the podcast discusses challenging topics, which may be triggering for some individuals. If listening to the podcasts brought up any issues for you and you would like to speak to someone, In Australia you can call Directline 24/7 for drug and alcohol help on: 1800 888 236, you can call 1800 Respect for sexual assault or domestic violence support on: 1800 737 732 and the Adults Surviving Child Abuse Helpline on: 1300 657 380.