Kate

Has a lived experience of addiction

Kate

I binge drank from when I was 18. It was when I was doing my honours in psychology that alcohol really got a hold on me. I was isolated, not working and far away from family. It took me 7 years and 3 rehab stays before I got sober. I’m now in a great place but can’t help but think it could’ve been earlier if I didn’t feel such shame and if it was easier to get help.