Daily Dose

Daily Dose

Personal stories of people who inject drugs

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March 31, 2022 37 mins

In episode 8, our final one, we meet Shae. She challenges our perceptions of what it is to be an injecting drug user. Shae is happy, full of life and joy, has raised a family, and has has no intention of stopping her use.  

It’s interesting how challenging the very honest story of someone who is happy injecting drugs and has no plans to stop can be.

Shae is charismatic, confident and has this way of lighting up a room.

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In episode 7 we meet Digby, he is a journalist. He’s educated, well travelled and someone who has been very successful in his career. Digby is in his late 60's, possibly early 70’s . It’s hard to tell because he’s a really fit and healthy man and could easily pass for early 60’s.  Digby doesn't use drugs anymore having stopped being an injecting drug user over 45 years ago i nthe 1970's.

Digby talks about what is to be open about d...

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March 31, 2022 42 mins

In episode 6 we meet Heidi. She’s arrived with cake her Mum has made for her to bring to our interview. It’s clear Heidi is really nervous. She could be your kids’ primary school teacher. She’s a softly spoken and slightly self conscious and she’s worried that she’ll make mistakes.

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Telling the stories of real people who do or have injected drugs. How they started, their fears, the stigma around their drug use, and how t...

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March 31, 2022 49 mins

In episode 5 we meet a couple, Manni and Heydon. It’s clear they’re very much in love as all through the conversation they hold hands and reach out to each other for support. They finish each other’s sentences. They have this very tangible intimacy - it’s clear they’ve been through a lot bot hindovidually and as a couple.

A warning for anyone listening. There are some tough moments in Heydon’s story. This episode does talk about ...

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March 31, 2022 54 mins

In episode 4 we meet Luke, an indigenous man, who tells us drugs were part of how he dealt with how his sexuality impacted his life within his community.

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Telling the stories of real people who do or have injected drugs. How they started, their fears, the stigma around their drug use, and how they struggle to be accepted and to have the health and social equity the rest of us take for granted. 

Mandy Nolan and Dr George ...

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March 31, 2022 40 mins

In episode 3 we meet Nicky who has had some really big emotional upheavals in her personal life that have impacted on her drug use.

Daily Dose

Telling the stories of real people who do or have injected drugs. How they started, their fears, the stigma around their drug use, and how they struggle to be accepted and to have the health and social equity the rest of us take for granted. 

Mandy Nolan and Dr George Catsi give a voice to ...

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March 31, 2022 44 mins

In episode 2 we chat with Marco a young man. He’s nervous but he's a really personable, chatty, friendly and really open. He could be someone that you might meet at the garage when you get your car serviced. He’s very much your regular Aussie bloke.  Drugs have been a big part of his life for quite some time.

We hear about the challenges of stigmatisation and how it impedes people's ability to manage their usage.

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March 4, 2022 46 mins

In our first episode of Daily Dose, we meet Megan. She is a bright, funny and articulate 26-year-old.  The type of person you immediately warm to. We discover how she first started injecting and then how her life went from there.

Daily Dose

Telling the stories of real people who do or have injected drugs. How they started, their fears, the stigma around their drug use, and how they struggle to be accepted and to have the health...

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