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My mum has been an alcoholic since I can remember (I'm currently 21). She is an amazing mother but when she drinks she becomes very nasty. She is on lots of medication for health reasons (she had major heart surgery two years ago and... Read more
My ex partner and I have been on and off for 10 years now. We share 2 children and I am pregnant with our 3rd. I am choosing to be alone this time around because of his drug use and lies. This pregnancy wasn't... Read more
I first met the boy who was to be my stepson when he was 12. He was a quiet, cheerful boy who had this conviction that he would be a con-man or street magician. By 15, he hadn't grown out of it. Instead... Read more
This is my first time sharing this story. I'm not in an awful place right now, but not great either. I'm sorry if none of it makes sense, I think it's just helpful for me to share with people who might understand where... Read more
My 23yr old son is struggling with drug addiction. He finally asked for help a year and a half ago and moved to in to live with us. He went through some dark times after methamphetamine use but seemed to be sorting himself... Read more
My dad is a recovering alcoholic of about 5 or 6 years and has relapsed. He has been drinking again for about 7 months and doesn't seem to want to stop. It started with him just drinking in the weekends a couple times... Read more
My husband has a binge drinking problem. When he drinks he doesn't come home and doesn't even bother to make any contact with me. This problem has nearly destroyed our relationship numerous times. I never know when he is going to do it next.... Read more
It’s New Year’s Eve and they’re the words you’ve been waiting to hear! ‘2017 is going to be different, this year I’m going to stop.’ Perhaps you heard these or similar words uttered recently by an addicted family member you’ve been hoping against all hope will... Read more
I am an addict in recovery. My youngest son is finally clean and sober at 35. He's just gotten married and turned his life around. It had consumed my life since he was 14 years old. I thought I was going insane. His... Read more
My husband has not drunk to unwarranted nasty drunkenness for 11 years, or used and dealt marijuana for 35 years, but his behaviours and irrational thinking are still those of an addict. When he became a born again Christian 35 years ago he believes... Read more