Living Free

Thursday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Talk on substance misuse, alcoholism and other addictions. Information on support groups is given.

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Living Free

About Living Free

In English. 

Thursdays at 1pm: 855KHz on the AM dial, 3CR on your digital radio or streaming on https://www.3cr.org.au/streaming.

A show about drug, alcohol, gambling, food and other addictions with new guests each week. It gives voice to recovering food and drug addicts, gamblers, alcoholics and their families and also community groups impacted by addiction.  Lived experience informs the community that there are solutions available to these seemingly intractable situations. Shared stories save Lives.   Information on support groups is also provided.

If you want to leave a message for us call 3CR on 03 9419 8377, send us an email at 3crlivingfree@gmail.com or see our Facebook page fb.me/3crlivingfree. or Twitter feed https://twitter.com/3CRLivingFree.

3CR RADIOTHON 2021 was a great success, thanks to our generous supporters. 

If you'd like to support 3CR and keep the Living Free show on air for another year then please donate to 3CR: https://www.3cr.org.au/donate

Remember - shared stories save lives and that together we can reach those who are still suffering through public information avenues like 3CR Living Free. Our dedicated team of volunteers is keeping the channel open and our volunteer guest speakers are sharing their recovery stories.

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VICTORIAN YOUNG PEOLPLE IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (VICYPAA) 2021 CONVENTION 

This year's annual VICYPAA Convention (with Al-Anon participation) will be held on Saturday 9th October 2021 and due to Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne it will now be an online event.  Keep your eye on the VICYPAA website (https://www.vicypaa.org/) for updates and details of the day's schedule/program.

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As at 16th September 2021 we have 200 Podcasts available to listen to and they have been downloaded over 110,000 times. You can find them at https://www.3cr.org.au/livingfree/episodes

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 highlight one of the programs that assist recovery from food and drug addiction, gambling and alcohol plus their family members, including: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon Family Groups and SMART Recovery. Our guests share their recovery experience and hope that their 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 sector support for problem drinkers, addicts and their families. In 2018 we discussed the proposed trial of a medically supervised injecting centre (MSIC) in the North Richmond area that aimed 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 - Gamblers AnonymousIf you’re having trouble with gambling and think that GA could help you then phone 03 9696 6108 or see their website gaaustralia.org.au 

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 - SMART Recovery Australia - Evidence-led addiction support caters for all forms of addiction and also supports Family & Friends of someone struggling with addiction. See their website for more details: smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au or call them on (02) 9373 5100.

Week 5 - Various. Previously we have included Overeaters Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous  and Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (refer below for more details).

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

Narcotics Anonymous. If you have a problem with drugs of any kind, you can call the NA helpline on 1300 652 820 or 0488 811 247 or go online at na.org.au.

Overeaters Anonymous. If you’re experiencing difficulties in life as a result of your relationship to food and eating then OA could help you. Email them at oa.melb@gmail.com or see their website oa.org.au/meetings.

Food Addicts in Recovery AnonymousIf you’re experiencing difficulties in life as a result of your relationship to food and eating then Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1800 717 446, email them at faaustralia@foodaddicts.org or see their website foodaddicts.org.

Adult Children of Alcoholics. If you’re experiencing difficulties in life as a result of your parent's drinking then ACoA could help you. Email them at info@acoasydney.com.au or see their website acoasydney.com.au.

FearLessIf you, or someone you love, is suffering the consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) then FearLess could help you understand it better. Email them at contact@fearless.org.au or visit their website fearless.org.au