ReGen Client Stories

Articles written by clients for clients

While there has been much public discussion of the proposed Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Richmond, there is one group that has been largely ignored: those who are most directly at risk of harm and most likely to use such a service. Our thanks to Carter for allowing us to publish the text of his International Overdose Awareness Day presentation on the role stigma plays in increasing potential harm to people who inject opioids, his experience of using the Sydney MSIC and the need for one in Melbourne to help prevent overdose and support those struggling with opioid dependence.

Curran Place Journal Peter Cover FBA huge thanks to Peter for providing this daily account of his experience of withdrawal at Curran Place.  It's a great example of the ups and downs of the withdrawal process and the role some of the regular activities play in supporting people through and helping to develop new skills to support longer term change.  We've had to remove some of the individual images included in the original piece (to reduce the size of the file to be downloaded), but those we removed are all included in the group picture towards the end.

If you'd like to share your own experience with any of our treatment services, we'd love to hear from you.

This poem was written by Brittany, a young person who recently attended Williams House, our youth residential withdrawal service.  It describes the impact of methamphetamine use on her and her family and her hope that sharing her experience can help others avoid repeating it.

In order to keep her formatting, we've included it as a PDF.

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