Finding accommodation after rehab: Recovering addicts at risk of homelessness – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It took Sharon Sweeney 40 years to overcome her drug addiction, but six months after graduating from a rehabilitation program she was left homeless.The 55-year-old, originally from northern Queensland, sought help at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre The Buttery near Bangalow in northern New South Wales.She spent eight months at the facility and six months in a halfway house before struggling to find permanent accommodation of her own.Media player: “Space” to play, “M” to mute, “left” and “right” to seek.   00:00            00:00        AUDIO: Finding a home after rehab (ABC News)”I was determined to stay clean and The Buttery was great for what it did, it got me used to being clean and living skills and dealing with my feelings,” Ms Sweeney said.”But once you’re out in the real world, it’s a whole different thing.”It’s hard to be in recovery and not know anybody, not know the names of the streets

Source: Finding accommodation after rehab: Recovering addicts at risk of homelessness – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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