Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Dominic

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Name: Dominic Mills
Age: 25
Location: Huddersfield
Campaign: Letting young people know of the dangers of dealing in drugs

I’m from Deighton in Huddersfield. Like many places in the UK it’s a deprived community and there’s a lot of crime going on. There aren’t many jobs for people, especially young people, and postcode gangs are part of our everyday life. I got drawn into my local gang and, after making some wrong decisions, I ended up getting sentenced to prison for 2 years for a street robbery. It’s only now that I can stand back and see how being involved in the gang changed the way I thought and behaved. Money is such a powerful thing and it made me do things that I can see now were wrong.

I was tempted by all the material things that could I buy with the profits from selling drugs but life is so much better now and I just wish I hadn’t had to go through all the bad stuff to realise that. I made a drama film as part of my Fixers project which shows the reasons why people get drawn into gangs but also shows how there’s much more to life than gangs and by focusing on something positive can make such a difference to your life.     

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. Young People Fixing Drink and Drugs works in partnership with Groundwork UK and The Children's Society and is funded by the Home Offices Choices programme.
Charity No: 298643 Company No: 2194957 Calpe House, St Thomas Street, Winchester, SO23 9HE