Chris Yarran, former AFL star, explains how he reached the pinnacle of his career, before a drug addiction robbed him of his mental and physical health, and his life spiralled out of control. Football was just a way to escape an inner darkness within, a darkness that from early in his career threatened to overcome him, a dark past of family violence and breakdown.
"I grew up in WA, never really having a stable home, I remember at the age of 9, my father was incarcerated for 18 years... I'll never forget, seeing my own mother being beaten in front of me, football was my escape" - Chris Yarran
Click play on the video below to hear Chris explain how his life has been restored, drug addiction completely broken, and his mental and physical health recovered.