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TIM’S STORY: “I’M SURPRISED I’M STILL ALIVE”

AT THE AGE OF 26, FORMER MODEL TIMOTHY TSIPIRAS HAS PUT A CRYSTAL METH ADDICTION AND AN HIV-POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS BEHIND HIM. HE’S NOT ONLY STAYING SOBER HIMSELF, HE’S HELPING OTHERS DO THE SAME.

DNA: You are a recovering Crystal Meth addict. Tell us about your own experience. Tim: I was an intravenous drug user for five years (I started when I was 19). I was using on a weekly basis and my whole life was compartmentalised.

I would be using all weekend and fucking to a point where it just wasn’t satisfying anymore unless I had drugs. At the end of my addiction it had been years before I had participated in sex without drugs. I would then turn up to work on a Monday without a wink of sleep and get through my working week as a specialist at the flagship Apple Store in Sydney. I had a terrible time trying to maintain my life while being an addict. I often look back and wonder how I survived.

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As summer fast approaches the Australian beaches, DNA is celebrating fitness, food and fashion this month. Starting with a look at the 10 of iconic years of Aussie underwear and swimwear company Cocksox. Also in fashion, Joshua our style guru checks out the latest in must-have fitness gear and we celebrate in pictures the launch of the new H.Q store for our friends at Teamm8. You’ll lick your lips when you see ‘The Gay Chef’, Jordan Bruno's delicious … Cauliflower Fritters with Lemon Yogurt recipe or if food isn’t your thing as we head into summer, Dr. Zac takes a look at the facts behind fasting and how new research suggests it’s long-term benefits in disease prevention and life expectancy. Or if you want to check out food the DNA way, inside this months DNA, photographer, Joel Devereux has this delicious photo editorial simply entitled #FOODP*ORN (and no, it is not Instagram pics of what we ate for dinner). Don’t miss our chat with Human Nature singer Toby Allen, as we talk becoming a gay dad, we review the Disney stage show Aladdin and this month's straight mate is the talented Jr Reye who stars alongside Aussie sweetheart Jessica Mauboy in the new TV drama series The Secret Daughter. In photography this month, we reveal the body transformation of our ridiculously hot personal trainer, Justin Dulihanty and the super sexy, Ben Abstacker tells us how he went from zero to hero while showing off is impressive Hercules-esq physique in a not-to-miss photo shoot by the talented Christian Scott. Just for you, our digital readers, don’t miss DNA Male Model Search 2016 runner-up ,Andy Blair in our rooftop photo shoot set with to the backdrop of beautiful Rome as shot by photographer Serge Lee.
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