Kina, Families & Addiction Trust

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Ara's Blog- acceptance and change

Posted by on 6 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Acceptance and Change- Effective Communication Loving a person who is dependent on a substance is painful, and being unable to accept their addiction causes immense suffering. The families I encounter through my work as an alcohol & drug counsellor are often stuck in the “Why’s”... Read more

Ara's Blog- our family clinician

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 1 Comments

Hi, by way of introduction, my name is Araluen, and I work as an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor in Auckland. I am also personally connected and have a passion for Kina’s work with families, as I am what we call an “Affected Other” meaning... Read more

Nathan's Blog-christmas time

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 0 Comments

Christmas is upon us once again. As we enter the so called ‘festive season,’ workplaces wind down, barbeques are fired up, and parties are thrown. And in these convivial settings, families are expected to come together to celebrate, and alcohol consumption increases markedly. 

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Nathan's Blog- you are responsible for your own wellness

Posted by on 3 November 2014 | 4 Comments

There is a way to cope with the heart wrenching despair of these painful family dynamics we often feel we have to hide from the world. The Journey through the darkness begins with you taking responsibility for your own wellness. 

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