This experience was shared by a young, queer Māori man as part of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.
"The first few goals I started setting was gaining employment and a place to live where I felt comfortable."
Matthew shares his experience setting goals and opening up to people.
"For people to see who you are and not to see you as your addiction, that's huge"
Rachel shares her journey through addiction into recovery.
"My passion for music was kind of going down, and that's when I knew, like, will I ever get it back?"
Dylan shares his experience finding his passion for music again.