Hope was a loving wife and mother, who had ‘just a regular, everyday family’ in Wellington, New Zealand.
When her husband started drinking heavily she realised she needed help and she began searching online for solutions.
The government-funded services were not offering satisfactory help. The waiting list for a detox center alone could be 7 weeks.
The privately funded options were several tens of thousands of dollars, and Hope didn’t have confidence in the standard of care.
Things were getting worst at home. Sam’s drinking intensified and he started using methamphetamine.