21 Aug 2018

Parents' worse nightmare: a child's meth addiction

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 21 August 2018
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Two different sides of the same story: overcoming a meth addiction, from the real life perspectives of a Hawke's Bay mother and daughter. Valeria Tokoar has written a memoir called Rehabilitated, matched by her mother Caroline Cook's account of discovering your child is a drug addict, as recounted in her book  Where There's Life There Really Is Hope.  Valeria's is a raw account of coming back from a world of drugs, alcohol and prostitution.  Caroline's is a tale of discovering, coping with and learning from her daughter's addictions. 

They both speak with Lynn Freeman.

If you or someone you know is affected by this story, you can get more information at the Drug and Alcohol Helpline 0800 787 797 - available 24/7