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Addiction

It’s not hopeless. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drugs, we can help. We're one of Australia’s largest providers of treatment services, and we’re here for you.

I can’t shake my addiction

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Celebrating the safety of a home
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26 July 2021

The Salvos assist people struggling with homelessness to find permanent accommodation. Words Naomi Singlehurst As National Homelessness Week (1-7 August) approaches, Peter* shares his journey from hom...

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Finding faith, family and friends
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13 July 2021

Rob discovers help and hope when he thought none existed Words Rob Bennett I was born in Prahan, Victoria, in 1970. My dad passed away when I was two. Hecommitted suicide, which, of course, had an imp...

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Offering people hope is our mission
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29 June 2021

Captain Brad Whittle (pictured above), a Salvation Army officer (pastor), shares about his role as the manager of The Salvation Army Townsville Recovery Services Centre. The Townsville Recovery Servic...

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Finding light in the darkest of days
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28 June 2021

Missy (above) continues to check in with the START community for support and friendships. Words Missy Caddell I grew up in Melbourne as the eldest of five children and moved to the country when I was...

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A place where lives are changed
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28 June 2021

Group discussions are a regular part of the START Community program. Day rehab program equips people on their journey to recovery Words Simone Worthing Freedom from problematic drug and alcohol depend...

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Celebrating 20 years of a new life
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26 April 2021

Craig is back in Sydney, serving in the same places that changed his life 20 years ago. Words Naomi Singlehurst and Lauren Martin Just a few weeks ago on Good Friday, the Salvos’ Captain Craig ...

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Shining the light to help others find the way
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31 March 2021

Jayden overcomes addiction and lives with freedom and hope Words Naomi Singlehurst Just a few years ago, Jayden was struggling with addiction and fear. But, with a growing faith and the support of the...

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A sceptic transformed
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9 February 2021

Left: Zoe, with her puppy Jessie May, is living proof that God is really there, no matter what your life looks like. Right: Major Sandra Nottle holds the poem Zoe wrote and painted the day she became ...

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I finally got there
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8 December 2020

Trevor with the Salvos' Major Brendan Nottle, at Project 614 in Melbourne (photo taken before COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions). After being retrenched, Trevor struggled with drinking and gambl...

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Difficult roads lead to beautiful places
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2 December 2020

Amanda with her mentor, Major John Farquharson, preparing for emergency relief. One of Amanda’s first jobs was at the Doveton Salvos in south-east Melbourne, sorting and distributing toys for c...

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