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‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. The podcast broadcasts stories which challenge binary ideas around addiction and substance use, and opens conversation around substance use and its connection with other issues and general realities of life. We hope to increase community awareness, challenge stigma, stereotypes and open up the space for multiple perspectives around substance use, self-growth and recovery. These stories assist individuals and communities to be represented, heard and to feel less alone. They also incite discussion around Australian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) systems and the challenges within them. We will have more guests and more stories coming to you monthly. Straight from The Source is the voice of the Association of Participating Service Users (APSU), a service of the Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). APSU is a Victorian consumer representative body, which believes that the needs, strengths and expertise of people who use drugs and alcohol should drive the system and their voices should be heard. Podcast episodes and further information on APSU is accessible through APSU web page , www.apsuonline.org.au , APSU Facebook (apsu online) ITunes and other Podcast apps. Just a reminder that the views expressed by our guests are not necessarily reflective of those of APSU and SHARC. *Warning- The content discusses challenging topics which may be triggering for some individuals. If listening to the podcasts brought up any issues for you and you would like to speak to someone in Australia you can call Directline 24/7 for drug and alcohol help on: 1800 888 236 Podcast Music is from Jimmy Loops and can be found through Facebook at Big Jimmy Loops or YouTube at Mr Jimmy Loops

‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. The podcast broadcasts stories which challenge binary ideas around addiction and substance use, and opens conversation around substance use and its connection with other issues and general realities of life. We hope to increase community awareness, challenge stigma, stereotypes and open up the space for multiple perspectives around substance use, self-growth and recovery. These stories assist individuals and communities to be represented, heard and to feel less alone. They also incite discussion around Australian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) systems and the challenges within them. We will have more guests and more stories coming to you monthly. Straight from The Source is the voice of the Association of Participating Service Users (APSU), a service of the Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). APSU is a Victorian consumer representative body, which believes that the needs, strengths and expertise of people who use drugs and alcohol should drive the system and their voices should be heard. Podcast episodes and further information on APSU is accessible through APSU web page , www.apsuonline.org.au , APSU Facebook (apsu online) ITunes and other Podcast apps. Just a reminder that the views expressed by our guests are not necessarily reflective of those of APSU and SHARC. *Warning- The content discusses challenging topics which may be triggering for some individuals. If listening to the podcasts brought up any issues for you and you would like to speak to someone in Australia you can call Directline 24/7 for drug and alcohol help on: 1800 888 236 Podcast Music is from Jimmy Loops and can be found through Facebook at Big Jimmy Loops or YouTube at Mr Jimmy Loops
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Australia

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‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. The podcast broadcasts stories which challenge binary ideas around addiction and substance use, and opens conversation around substance use and its connection with other issues and general realities of life. We hope to increase community awareness, challenge stigma, stereotypes and open up the space for multiple perspectives around substance use, self-growth and recovery. These stories assist individuals and communities to be represented, heard and to feel less alone. They also incite discussion around Australian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) systems and the challenges within them. We will have more guests and more stories coming to you monthly. Straight from The Source is the voice of the Association of Participating Service Users (APSU), a service of the Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). APSU is a Victorian consumer representative body, which believes that the needs, strengths and expertise of people who use drugs and alcohol should drive the system and their voices should be heard. Podcast episodes and further information on APSU is accessible through APSU web page , www.apsuonline.org.au , APSU Facebook (apsu online) ITunes and other Podcast apps. Just a reminder that the views expressed by our guests are not necessarily reflective of those of APSU and SHARC. *Warning- The content discusses challenging topics which may be triggering for some individuals. If listening to the podcasts brought up any issues for you and you would like to speak to someone in Australia you can call Directline 24/7 for drug and alcohol help on: 1800 888 236 Podcast Music is from Jimmy Loops and can be found through Facebook at Big Jimmy Loops or YouTube at Mr Jimmy Loops

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@APSUSHARC

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 13 Jenny – Letting go of shame and finding love in her sexuality

9/25/2019
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Shame, sexuality and self-love. In this episode we speak to Jenny who is an APSU speaker’s bureau member and a multi-talented woman who has done a variety of work in the alcohol and other drug space. Jenny speaks to us about growing up experiencing family dysfunction in South Africa, about relationship addiction and about her path of coming to love and accept herself as a lesbian woman. This episode is a powerful exploration of shame, identity and self-love. *Names have been changed in this...

Duration:01:07:50

Ep.12 Emma- Stigma vs love

8/23/2019
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This episode of Straight from the Source is a little different, in this episode Emma, the Systemic Advocacy Lead at APSU and podcast host, talks about a little part of her story and her partner Dan’s story. The story is about young love, supporting a partner through addiction and the human impact of criminalisation and stigma. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest...

Duration:00:50:28

Ep.11 Matt- Talking Trauma

7/24/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Matt Nettleton about his experience with trauma and addiction and his journey learning not to run away from himself. This episode is insightful and informative as we go deep discussing the nature of trauma. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. We will have more guests...

Duration:00:51:34

Ep.10 Part 2 Paul- Losing it all to gambling but finding himself

6/26/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Paul about his experience with gambling and substance addiction. Paul speaks about the role of his upbringing and cultural values and about using theatre to find himself. His story is fascinating and ruminates on the value in finding ones true identity. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight...

Duration:00:32:42

Ep.10 Part 1. Paul- Losing it all to gambling but finding himself

6/26/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Paul about his experience with gambling and substance addiction. Paul speaks about the role of his upbringing and cultural values and about using theatre to find himself. His story is fascinating and ruminates on the value in finding ones true identity. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight...

Duration:00:33:53

Ep. 9 Tara- Taking back power over her health

5/29/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Tara about her experience with childhood trauma, going through the court system as a victim of crime and fighting to improve flaws in the AOD system. Tara speaks about gender, class and other societal factors which impact upon substance use and treatment. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories,...

Duration:00:44:29

Ep.8 Part 2- A mothers grief: finding purpose through the pain

5/3/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Marg about her experience being impacted by substance use as a family member, about grief and loss and about finding purpose through the heartbreak. Marg’s story is heartbreaking and her resilience is utterly inspiring. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. We will have...

Duration:00:28:31

Ep. 8 Part 1- A mothers grief: finding purpose through the pain

5/3/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source’, we speak to Marg about her experience being impacted by substance use as a family member, about grief and loss and about finding purpose through the heartbreak. Marg’s story is heartbreaking and her resilience is utterly inspiring. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. We will have...

Duration:00:39:54

Ep.7 Brendan – When asking for help is the hardest thing

4/3/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight From the Source' we speak to Brendan about his experience with mental illness and suicidality and about learning to ask for help. Brendan’s story is at once sad and hopeful and reflects on the importance of having a voice. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. Through the podcast we hope to increase...

Duration:00:48:20

Ep.6 Kaylah- From victim to survivor

2/11/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source' we speak to Kaylah about her harrowing experience of family violence and addiction, being involved with child protection and the family drug treatment court and turning it all around it to help others. This episode illuminates the complexity surrounding these interrelating areas and is deeply emotive. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and...

Duration:00:46:15

Ep.5 – Steph- An agent for change

1/4/2019
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In this episode of 'Straight from the Source' we speak to Steph Tzanetis from DanceWize (Harm Reduction Victoria) about her work in the Harm Reduction space, some of the big issues affecting people who use substances and looking towards future change. This episode is educational, engaging and thought provoking. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight...

Duration:00:39:34

Ep.4 Part 2- Habib- The lonely son

11/28/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From the Source' we speak to Habib about his experience becoming addicted to methamphetamine, finding himself in the criminal justice system and fighting to make his mother proud. Habib’s story is captivating and incredibly moving. This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the...

Duration:00:30:12

Ep.4 Part 1- Habib- The lonely son

11/28/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From the Source' we speak to Habib about his experience becoming addicted to methamphetamine, finding himself in the criminal justice system and fighting to make his mother proud. Habib’s story is captivating and incredibly moving. This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the...

Duration:00:28:58

Ep. 3 Anne - Through a daughter, partner & mother’s eyes

10/5/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From The Source' we speak to Anne about her experience healing inter-generational trauma and supporting a loved one experiencing substance addiction through the eyes of a daughter, partner and mother. Anne's story is about the power of connection and support and inspires hope. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from...

Duration:00:37:05

Ep.2 Peter- Big issues with the bottle

10/4/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From The Source' we speak to Peter about his experience with long term alcoholism, homelessness, his prison experience and being a part of the Big Issue Newspaper. To find out more about the Big Issue Programs visit: https://www.thebigissue.org.au/ ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest stories, straight from the source. We hope to...

Duration:00:29:04

Ep.1 Part.2 Rustie –The unwilling poster girl for addiction

10/4/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From The Source' we speak to Rustie about her experience with pharmaceutical dependence, managing chronic pain through pharmacotherapy, being an advocate for change and parenting through addiction. Rustie's interview is interesting, powerful and educational. This is Part.2 of a 2 part interview. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest...

Duration:00:27:16

Ep.1 Part.1 Rustie- The unwilling poster girl for addiction

10/3/2018
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In this episode of 'Straight From The Source' we speak to Rustie about her experience with pharmacuetical dependence, managing chronic pain through pharmacotherapy, being an advocate for change and parenting through addiction. Rustie's interview is interesting, powerful and educational. This is Part.1 of a 2 part interview. ‘Straight from the Source’ looks at a range of different issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives and talks real, honest...

Duration:00:31:47