Druglink article 2011 – Love conquers hate by Harry Shapiro

One woman’s struggle to come in from a cocaine blizzard to the shelter of recovery.

On a day to day basis, Grace was brought up by her grandmother; her mother was out working and she never knew her dad as a child. But her experiences of growing up in a tough, working class Liverpudlian family were not that unusual. Then around the age of seven, she suffered sustained sexual abuse at the hands of neighbours that, Grace is convinced, was the root of all her problems…

Love conquers hate (PDF)