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Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini ke


 My strength does not come from me alone but also from others


Hello Erin,

I have been meaning to write to you to thank you and the team at Brave Hearts for all the

support and advice I have got from you all, over the last 2 years.

I have a son who was a drug addict and had been trying to come clean for many years,

when I finally got him to agree to getting help himself. I also needed to get support for

myself, as I had no idea how to cope with a son going through rehab. It was not an easy

time for either of us and through a friend, I was introduced to Brave Hearts. It was my

saving grace, I always felt like I was so alone and not able to share my story until I came

to the first meeting in June 2016.

I learnt so much about addiction, how drugs effect the mind and body and I got the skills

to be able to cope at home. I am so grateful for everything that you have all done for me.

I hope that you continue your good work for others that are in the same situation that I

was in.

All the best for Brave Hearts future.


I just wanted to say thank you so much for meeting with us last week.

Feels a lot better with a plan in place, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best!

I've even saved the rules as a screensaver on my phone so I am reminded every time I use it, especially my happy thought :)

A bit of a tough week since then, but having tools makes it A LOT easier than it once was.

Thank you, thank you and thank you again!

Thank you to Brave Hearts for the support and help you have all given me over the past 13 weeks.

I have been on this journey / roller coaster for several years now. I knew some of what I

needed to know / do however, each time my son relapsed, the stress for me became more

undeniable, my thoughts became chaotic and I lost the consistent clarity I required to be

helpful to both my son and myself. As the weeks went by and I attended each meeting, I

found that clarity. I can not thank you all enough.

I was very fortunate to have Brave Hearts support group available to me when I was at a

point of not knowing what I was going to do next.

The fortnightly meetings have been huge in supporting and educating me by way of being

surrounded by people that have gone or are going through exactly what I am, being able

to share my problems and experiences in a safe, caring and supportive environment.

The meetings have educated me greatly. I look forward to going to every meeting as I

always get something from them.

The Acorn Foundation has been aware of Brave Hearts (started by Erin Scarlett and Ros

Potter) and their desire to help parents and family members of methamphetamine addicts.

Reducing drug and alcohol abuse was identified as a top priority for safety and security in

our 2015 Vital Signs research report.
The Acorn Foundation
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Phone: 0508 BRAVEHEARTS (272 834)


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