LGBT+ Historical past Month: Matthew Mitcham’s troubled path to historic Olympic gold

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Warning: This article includes references to drug addiction, suicide and mental health issues.

“Winning Olympic gold is the most extreme natural high you can ever experience,” says Matthew Mitcham, who then pauses, laughs and adds: “That’s why I became a drug addict!”

This light-hearted reaction may seem at odds with such a serious subject matter, but Australian former diver Mitcham is now a happily married man,…