Nobody Asked Me How I Was Feeling.

There is a lot to be learned from this brave anonymous piece. Fitting for COAweek and captures the importance of listening to children of alcoholics. If you feel you need support then please reach out to Nacoa. If you would like to share your story, then please get in touch. Telling my story is important…

One Year On

Kicking off #COAweek2020 with this incredible piece from Harriet. No doubt many will relate. If you feel impacted in anyway, please know that Nacoa can offer help and support. If you would like to share your story then please get in touch. It took five years of ‘rock bottoms’ for me to admit to myself…

A Letter To My Alcoholic Dad

Todays piece has been written by Gemma-Lou and is going to resonate with so many. It highlights the journey an alcoholic parent can take us on and highlights how seeing glimpses of who they could have been often adds to the pain. Remember Nacoa are available to offer help and support and if you would…

A Mother Isn’t Someone Who Just Has A Kid!

Firstly, a quick apology from me. My life has changed dramatically this year, things have ran away with me and I have neglected coaisathing a little. I feel back on top of things now and have some posts lined up and ready to go, so keep your eyes pealed! What better way to kick things…

The Truth Hurts.

Todays post is another piece from Sarah. Such powerful, raw and honest words. Sarah shows so much courage to lay out her truth. If you feel affected by what you have read then remember Nacoa offer help and support. If you would like to share as a COA then please get in touch. You took…

Out of the Bad can Always be Something Good

This incredibly moving piece has been written by Sinead, age 29, who is a student mental health nurse and mother to a beautiful 5 year old boy. It portrays the devastating progression of alcohol dependancy, while showing how ‘out of the bad can always be something good.’ A piece of real hope! If you have…

Fathers Day Thoughts

This is such a powerful piece to be posting on a day that can be very hard for COA’s. I am sure so many will relate to the pain that the author, Amy, describes in this post and maybe even more so to the courage it takes to put oneself first. If you feel affected…

I am grateful for the glimpse I had of you

Today’s anonymous piece is beautiful in the way it reflects on some of the memories that can be easily lost in the pain of having an alcoholic parent. Not all alcoholic parents are amazing parents behind the drinking but often it is the case that they are and this piece captures that perfectly. If you…

I Want to Stop Feeling Scared and Inadequate.

This is another anonymous piece that describes the pressure that comes with growing up with an alcoholic parent and how it can be hard to step out of the ‘circle of fear’. If you feel impacted as a COA then please remember that Nacoa are here to help. If you would like to share as…