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Defining & Explaining Addiction
What is addiction or dependence?
Identifying or being diagnosed
Everyday Life with an Addiction, Dependence or Drug Habit
Consumption in everyday life
Relationships, confidentiality & telling others
Work, study & making ends meet
Dealing with stigma & discrimination
General Health & Accessing Healthcare
Looking after health & well-being
Living with illness or a health condition
Living with a mental health condition
Contact with the criminal justice system
Creating Change: Treatment, Self-help & Other Responses
Changing patterns of consumption
Formal & informal detox
What is recovery & how important is it?
Advice & Messages to Others
Consumers, family & friends
Health professionals & policymakers
Experiences By Drug Type
Ecstasy & Other Party Drugs
Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs
Speed, Ice & Other Stimulants
Experiences By Age and Gender
Women Aged 18-29
Women Aged 30-39
Women Aged 40-49
Women Aged 50+
Men Aged 18-29
Men Aged 30-39
Men Aged 40-49
Men Aged 50+
Resources & Information
Team & Thanks
Further perspectives on alcohol
Men Aged 30-39
In his early thirties, Angelo started experiencing what he thought was ‘telepathy’ after he’d been drinking.
Callum began smoking cannabis in his mid-teens, which he says ‘was a sign of rebellion’ during a time when he ‘wasn’t happy with [his] life’.
Jacob started smoking cannabis in his late teens when he was studying for a tertiary qualification as he found it helped him concentrate on his studies.
Jack began taking heroin occasionally in his twenties and stopped in his early thirties after his doctor prescribed him morphine and Xanax® (alprazolam).
Dean began taking ice and GHB in his early twenties with sexual partners.
Ethan grew up in what he describes as a ‘very religious and restricted’ household. In his late teens he began a relationship and moved in with his boyfriend.
In his late teens Jason started taking ecstasy and speed every few weeks with his friends and partner at the time.
When John was in his twenties, he started taking ice to enhance the experience of sex.