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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'Georgia'

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Age: 19
Location: Southern England
Campaign: Highs and Lows

Unfortunately,  for my own safety, I am not allowed to reveal my real name.

 

My story starts when I was working behind a bar. I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with, but what they didn’t know is that I was homeless. After my shift, I would walk the streets looking to meet people I could go home with so that I had somewhere to stay.

 

 

 

After a while, I met a guy and he took me under his wing. I stayed with him for a while and quickly went from having nothing to having everything. He bought me clothes and make-up and we’d go out partying. He always paid for me and bought me drink and drugs, and I soon got hooked. 

 

I thought everything was going well until he had some friends to stay. One of them suggested that they should all take advantage of me . This scared me and I suddenly felt very unsafe. I left the flat… and never went back. I decided that I would sort my life out with proper help from people who really cared rather than someone who was just using me.

 

 

 

I became a Fixer, along with another guy who lives in the same place as me, and we produced a short film based on our experiences of what can happen if you start relying on drink and drugs. We have almost opposite stories – he started with everything and lost it all, and I started with nothing and thought I gained everything.

 

I’m doing really well now and have started to rebuild my life. I have a part-time job and am enrolled on a college course which starts in September.

 

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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.
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