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'Chloe'

'Chloe'

Name: 'Chloe'
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Campaign: To break the stigma associated with drug addiction

I was about 13 when I started using drugs. I had a difficult home life and I wanted to escape. 

 

Things escalated when I moved into my own flat. I took a range of alcohol and drugs and it got to a point where I couldn’t go to work without using something or come back without using something.

 

I got into trouble with the police last year. I was genuinely suicidal and hit rock bottom. I knew I needed to get help so I went to a doctor and got help for my mental health.

 

I went to community rehab when I was about 40 days clean – I was referred by my community practice nurse. I’ve been clean for 18 months.

 

I want to tackle the stigma surrounding drugs, and that’s why I won’t say what drugs I was using. I hope to start a conversation about why people think the type of drug you were taking is important.

 

I made the film with Fixers because I want to show people that there isn’t just one type of drug that you can be addicted to and if you have a problem then help is available.  

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