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Rena's Story Part 7

Posted by on 18 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Just when I think I've got this... I've accepted dad's drinking for what it is.... boom, another late night, another drunken phone call. Only difference now, dad has a new bird. He's known this one since before he met my mother (which is nearly... Read more

Jeannie's Story

Posted by on 20 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Our eldest son is an alcoholic. We have recognised that fact for the past 5 or 6 years and have sought help for him during this time. As a child he was an above average student, bright, articulate and loved by not only... Read more

Rose's Story

Posted by on 13 September 2016 | 2 Comments

I have been with my husband for over 10 years. We have two kids and got married only 2 years ago. I thought my husband and I were pretty good. I could tolerate his alcohol and the small things because he was a... Read more

Maree's Story

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 0 Comments

My son is 33 years old and has a long history of drug addiction and depression. He does not live with me and has until recently been working but has now lost his job. He comes to visit occasionally and I find this... Read more

Kathy's Story

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 0 Comments

I am the mother of a 24 year old son who has been addicted to Weed and Meth for at least 6-8 years. I have protected him as a mother does and I know I have done more than I should have. I... Read more

Rena's Story Part-6

Posted by on 5 July 2016 | 1 Comments

Well, it has been a wee while since my last visit to Kina. Since I last posted, there have been a few changes. The main one being - I am studying the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction! go figure, my family... Read more

My Story

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 2 Comments

I am the wife of a diagnosed alcoholic that has been sober for 44 days. To get to this point I had to pack up and leave him to make him realise that my son and I could not put up with his... Read more

Yvonne's Story

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 1 Comments

My partner is an alcoholic. We've been through all the hell of alcohol fuelled domestic violence, abuse, assaults and threats to kill to the point where I was afraid I was gonna end up dead. We separated for six months, then he begged... Read more

Sophie's Story

Posted by on 29 February 2016 | 2 Comments

Kia ora,  I live with my partner and I am struggling with his alcohol and meth addiction. The mood swings and all that comes with it can make it hard to live a normal life. I resonate with the video when it was said... Read more

Val's Story

Posted by on 18 February 2016 | 2 Comments

Hi, So I am new to this site, and have been recommended this site from an Al Anon member. I have been with my partner for 6 years now and knew he was an alcoholic early on. I thought we could manage it ourselves and... Read more