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Ep.1-Part.1 Rustie-The unwilling poster girl for addiction

Ep.1-Part.1 Rustie-The unwilling poster girl for addiction

Update: 2018-10-23
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In this episode of 'Straight From The Source' we speak to Rustie about her experience with pharmaceutical dependence, managing chronic pain through pharmacotherapy, being an advocate for change and parenting through addiction. Rustie's interview is interesting, powerful and educational. This is Part.1 of a 2 part interview.

‘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.
The podcast broadcasts stories which challenge binary ideas around addiction and substance use, and opens conversation around substance use and its connection with other issues and general realities of life.
We hope to increase community awareness, challenge stigma, stereotypes and open up the space for multiple perspectives around substance use, self-growth and recovery.
These stories assist individuals and communities to be represented, heard and to feel less alone. They also incite discussion around Australian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) systems and the challenges within them.
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.
Podcast episodes and further information on APSU is accessible through APSU online, APSU Facebook and will soon be available through ITunes and other Podcast apps.
Just a reminder that the views expressed by our guests are not necessarily reflective of those of APSU and SHARC.
If listening to the podcasts brought up any issues for you and you would like to speak to someone you can call Directline 24/7 for drug and alcohol help on: 1800 888 236
Podcast Music is from Jimmy Loops and can be found through Facebook at Big Jimmy Loops or YouTube at Mr Jimmy Loops
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Ep.1-Part.1 Rustie-The unwilling poster girl for addiction

Ep.1-Part.1 Rustie-The unwilling poster girl for addiction