El didn’t have an idyllic childhood as her parents separated when she was 12 years old and her mum was unwell. She suffered physical and emotional abuse and turned to drinking and smoking marijuana in her early teens to cope with the anxiety, fear and shame. El’s drug taking escalated quickly and she moved to amphetamines and heroin and contracted Hep C. Her mum and sister helped her to get into rehab and her first exposure to Narcotics Anonymous. However, El continued using for some years until; with two young children she had a moment of clarity and sought help again in NA. Now with over 18 months clean her life is better than ever thanks to the support from members of NA.
Summer had a difficult childhood as her parents separated when she was just 2 years old and she lived with her mum. She was severely bullied at school and started drinking excessively and smoking weed in her early teens, progressing to ice and party drugs in her late teens. Summer eventually admitted she had a problem and her mum helped her to get into rehab where she was introduced to NA. She finally found where she belonged and has been clean for over 16 months.
If you’re having problems with drugs of any kind, you can call the Narcotics Anonymous helpline on 1300 652 820 or 0488 811 247 or go online at na.org.au.