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My 40 year old son is an alcoholic. He has left his partner of 20 years and 2 kids to sort himself out. He has said if he stayed there he would end up dying. She is also an alcoholic drinking every day.... Read more
It's really hard to try to write my story succinctly but I will try, by starting with the now. Right now my husband has decided to sleep the night at his mother's place (who is away on holiday so the house is empty... Read more
I'm finding it hard to find help, for me. My partner drinks, not everyday but when he does, he can't stop. I'm the one worrying about him driving home drunk (we live rurally). He's self employed so this is self destructive behaviour. Some times... Read more
When my daughter was 16 she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and started some medication to help her mood stabilise. This was 16 years ago. Over the years she has had different successes and failures with her life ambitions. The medications she took made... Read more
My mum drinks lots of wine and it breaks my heart. I find it very hard to watch her fill herself up every evening after 5pm. I live in another city so most of the time it is 'out of sight, out of mind'... Read more
I haven't been able to stop thinking and worrying about my dad for the last two - three weeks. I miss him. I'm worried about him and how he's coping. By all accounts and the information being fed to me via my aunt... Read more
Last night was just one of those nights that everything hit- all at once. The storm of grief, of losing one loved one to addiction, of listening to another talk about his plans of drinking while wanting to rip into them..., but you're unable... Read more
My earliest memory of my father and I is him allowing me to drink out of a glass of beer with him and his mates while my mother was out. It was a big deal for all the guys that the "little man"... Read more
My Dad has had a problem with drinking for as long as I can remember. Although, if you ask him – he will tell you he drinks, gets drunk, falls over – no problem.. He’s always tried hiding his drinking behind ‘something funny.’ I should... Read more
My 31 year old daughter is an opiate addict. This has been a 5 year plus epic with little relief. She is manipulative and prays on our emotions to an extent that rips you apart. All aimed at getting money. Sometimes we give in.... Read more