sport news St Kilda Saints AFL star Sam Fisher opens up on addiction hell after meth drug ... trends now
One of the hardest things that former AFL star Sam Fisher had to do was confront his parents following his arrest for drug trafficking in 2022.
Fisher played 228 games for St Kilda including the 2009 and 2010 grand finals, winning two best and fairest awards at the club before announcing his retirement from the AFL in 2016.
After leaving the game, Fisher went to a dark place as he succumbed to substance abuse and was eventually arrested and charged with trafficking large amounts of illicit drugs after a police raid in 2022.
According to police, Fisher became a daily user of methamphetamine while allegedly running a drug-trafficking operation between Melbourne and Perth.
He is currently released on bail with strict conditions until his next court appearance and has now spoken candidly about his battle with addiction.
The 40-year-old former All-Australian revealed the full extent of his problems during a Good Blokes Society gathering in Melbourne hosted by Eddie McGuire, admitting that didn't have the courage to seek help when he should have.
Fisher made an appearance at a St Kilda match this year (pictured) following his arrest in 2022 for alleged drug trafficking
Fisher was a two-time best and fairest winner and All Australian during his time with St Kilda - but his life fell apart once he left the game
Fisher's struggles began while he was playing, but blew out of control when he retired
Fisher said addiction does not discriminate and is a disease, admitting that he had been