Gavin Crosisca appeared to have it all – a beautiful family, wife, three healthy children and he was a successful AFL Premiership player for Collingwood Football Club. Gavin was touted as one of the next generation of AFL Coaches on his retirement. Despite all of this, Gavin was battling with a silent, life threatening disease called addiction.
After suffering in silence by himself for more than 28 years, with the help of his wife Nicole, Gavin finally found a way to recover.
Gavin has been working as an intervention consultant for the past 18 months learning about strategies that help empower families to assist their loved ones into treatment. Gavin is passionate about continuing to educate himself to assist families in need. Gavin has first hand experience of how completely disempowered families can be trying to understand how to help their loved one whilst remaining compassionate to the often lost, lonely disheartened individual who is most times in complete denial of any problem at all.