The secret support group: ‘Families are too ashamed to speak up about addiction’

So many people believe parents are somehow responsible for their children’s addictions. That’s why we get almost zero support Every Tuesday night we gathered around a table in a stuffy room of a dilapidated community centre in suburban Sydney to tell the stories of our addicted children. Stories that often sounded like clichéd storylines from […]

As an anxious, cerebral internet nerd, my relationships are thriving during lockdown

Since lockdown began, I’ve moved three times, lost jobs and been separated from my family – but my online community hasn’t changed I have tea with my best friend once a week. By “with” I mean that we talk online, given that she’s hundreds of miles away and strict about physically distancing. And by “best […]