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A bold exploration of the pursuit of sobriety

Sitting on Smith Street in Collingwood, actor Jack Charles and playwright Dan Lee are sharing horror stories from their days of addiction.

  • Kylie Northover
  • The Age

Charles, as famously depicted in the 2008 documentary Bastardy, was a heroin addict and burglar and spent years sleeping on the streets where he’s now a community elder; Lee was an alcoholic who drank until he…

He has come to in pub toilets after being punched out, in the lounge rooms of sympathetic strangers, and occasionally to the strains of conversations he’d rather not have heard…

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