‘A recovered alcoholic says drug addicts are falling through the cracks in Ballarat with a dire lack of rehabilitation facilities to treat their complex needs.
Russell Firth, 72, has been sober for 42 years after beginning a 12-step recovery program at the age of 30.
He is pushing for a detox unit so people seeking treatment for their addiction can access appropriate support.
“All alcoholics have a disease which is centred in our minds, the alcohol is the trigger for compulsion and you have to treat that wholly,” he said.’
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