Alcohol

“A dance between connection and separation”: A Family’s Understanding of Developmental Processes in Addiction

By |2019-05-14T12:02:58+10:00April 1st, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol, Be inspired, Buttery research|

  Recently, Lily Schmelzle, The Buttery’s Family Support Program Manager, gave a moving, nuanced and evidence-based presentation to Buttery staff titled:  Developmental Processes and how it plays out in addiction within families. We thought it would be valuable for anyone with a loved one experiencing drug misuse. Lily Schmelzle: The Buttery’s Family Support Program [...]

“Before the Family Support Group, I felt so alone”

By |2018-08-13T09:47:48+10:00August 13th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol, Be inspired, Depression, Happiness, Proven strategies|

Everyone thought Kathryn was living the dream -- a North Coast lifestyle, three young boys, and a husband of 19 years. Before walking into her first Family Support Group session last year, nobody outside of her family knew the shame and anger she carried as the partner of someone living with mental health and drug [...]

According to the WHO, alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one.

By |2017-10-16T11:16:12+10:00October 16th, 2017|Alcohol, Be inspired, Binge drinking, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

Alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one (according to the World Health Organisation). However, excessive alcohol consumption has more devastating effects on the health of women. Death rates among female alcoholics are 50 to 100% higher than for men. This first person article sheds [...]