To encourage people to successfully engage in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, services need to be safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental.
One strategy used by many AOD service providers is to empower and utilise the voices of individuals with lived experience. Growing in popularity and prevalence within the sector, lived-experience workers (or peer support workers) play an important role in creating services that successfully engage people in AOD treatment.
This week’s guest Jack Nagle is an everyday Aussie passionate about finding and creating solutions for service consumers in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector. His passion comes from his own experience of substance addiction and consuming services in some of his most vulnerable moments.
After sharing his story extensively in all forms of national media, Jack created Real Drug Talk. In his role as founder and director, he sits on several national government, non-government, and research advisory committees, advocating for the importance of developing the lived and living experience workforce.