‘I can change my life’: young people with parents in addiction speak out
One of our citizen journalists, Michelle, has a special interest in family support and addiction, due to her own experiences.
Peter’s Story: ‘It’s not plain sailing…but my life has changed’
One of our citizen journalists, Peter, has a special interest in mental health and addiction, due to his own experiences. This is his story.
Mental health services failing people using alcohol and drugs
People who use drugs and alcohol are being denied proper support to deal with their mental health problems, The Ferret's From the Margins team has found.
Tam’s story: ‘Lives can change when people get the right support’
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
From the margins: escaping the cycle of addiction, homelessness and trauma
Michael dials the number for the alcohol and drug crisis centre and holds the phone to his ear. It’s late February, and he’s been going through this ritual for three days.