Steve was a smart arse at school, grew up with an older brother and loving parents and an alcoholic uncle. He got his first taste of alcohol in primary school but it wasn’t until his early teens that he started underage drinking, setting out to get drunk. By the rime he as twenty his drinking and drug use had rendered him unemployable and he lived as a derelict in Melbourne. He sought help through his parents and got into Alcoholics Anonymous but continued taking drugs and eventually also got into Narcotics Anonymous where he found that alcohol and drugs were equally toxic to him.
Both fellowships enabled him to give up drugs and alcohol and start living and participating in society again.
If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au
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.