Sept. 2, 2023 – Rex grew up in large town in Australia, one within the reach of a capital city, but still small enough away to feel comfortable and welcoming. 

By his own account: “I didn’t have a bad upbringing. Played up at school a little, left at 15, got a job straight away, just like many of us. At 18, I found alcohol, just like many of us as well.”

As time went on though, Rex found himself drinking more and more to get through the day. Coming home from work, drinking from the early afternoon until midnight, waking up the next morning, thinking of the time he could come home from work and start drinking again.