A show about substance misuse, alcoholism and other addictions with various new guests each week and gives voice to recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, families of alcoholics and drug abusers and also community health and welfare groups involved in alcoholism and drug addiction. Lived experience informs the community that there are solutions available to intractable situations. Shared stories save Lives. Information on support groups is given. If you want to leave a message for us call 3CR on 03 9419 0155.
The 3CR Living Free Show has been going for around 20 years. Everyone involved with the show volunteers their time and to come into the 3CR studio to share their experience live on radio to influence worthwhile change.
Each week, we discuss substance abuse, alcoholism and other addictions with members of 12-step programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Members share their experience and hope that their recovery story can encourage others who want to change their lives. Recovery stories help others identify their problems and offer a way out.
We also profile the community, health and welfare sector support for alcoholics, addicts and their families. Recently we have been discussing the proposed trial of a medically supervised injecting centre in the North Richmond area that aims to minimise deaths from heroin overdoses in the local streets.
We have a weekly cycle that repeats each month, except for special 3CR events:
Week 1 - Al-Anon Family Groups. If you think that Al-Anon could help you cope with someone else’s problem drinking then you can phone 1300 252 666 or go to their website al-anon.org.au
Week 2 - Community Health and support for alcoholics and addicts.
Week 3 - Alcoholics Anonymous. If you’re having trouble with alcohol and think that AA could help you then phone 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au
Week 4 - Narcotics Anonymous. If you have a problem with drugs of any kind, you can call the NA helpline on 03 9525 2833 or go online at navic.net.au.
Additional support and resources:
Nar-Anon Family Groups are self-help support groups for families and friends of compulsive drug users. You can contact them on 02 8004 1214 or through their website
Residents for Victoria Street Drug Solutions are a group of Yarra residents from Victoria Street and the surrounding streets, who are directly and personally affected by the high levels of public drug taking and illicit drug dealing within the precinct. They support the trial of a fixed position Medically Supervised Injection Centre (MSIC) to address the high levels of public drug taking; unacceptable rates of overdoses and fatalities; and the associated drug dealing, crime and risk to public health and safety.