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In the news: No job, no marriage, no home: She thought her son hit rock bottom – but entering rehab cost him

By Jacqueline Maley
Sydney Morning Herald: November 8, 2018 

When Danielle’s* son David* went into a long-term rehabilitation centre to address his severe alcoholism, she believed he had already lost everything there was to lose: his job, his marriage, his home and his health.

Luckily, David was caught by the welfare safety net: he claimed Newstart for the first time in his life, with 80 per cent of the money going to the rehab facility to subsidise his treatment, keeping the rest to spend on toiletries and other personal items. Read the full story.