Learning to Fly

Featured picture is of the author Helen, pictured with her second son, who was 10 weeks old when her mother died (around the time this picture was taken) Helen Wilson is a 37 year old journalist, yoga teacher, vegan chef, mother of two and child of an alcoholic. Helen’s mother, Jane, died in July 2017,…

Stronger Than Any Other

This is the second piece written by Lyz Shaw and shows just how complex life can be when you have a parent or parents that drink too much. If you feel impacted as a COA then Nacoa can offer support. If you would like to share as a COA then please get in touch. In…

Photo Of My Mum

This piece has been written by Ashleigh and as well as describing what growing up with an alcoholic parent is like, Ashleigh offers hope and inspiration in how she has taken the positives from such a difficult experience. This is a piece that will resonate with so many. If you feel affected by a parents…

A Letter To Dad

This incredible piece has been written by 16 year old Kacey. I am simply blown away by her words. There is so much courage in this piece it is unreal. If you feel impacted by what you read then you can contact Nacoa for help and support. If you would like to share a piece…

I Will Still Try

This is yet another piece by COAisathing superstar Olivia. I am always in awe of her self awareness. I am sure most will relate to these feelings from over Christmas. Remember Nacoa offer help and support to COA’s wherever you find yourself in life. If you would like to share your story then please do…

I Will Meet You Here

Today we have a hard hitting piece anonymously written that finishes with a strong and meaningful message of hope. If you feel affected as a coa then Nacoa offer amazing help and support. If you would like to share as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. My alcoholic mother died…

Orange Glow.

This piece has ben written by Hayley and describes how some of the memories we have as COA’s stay with us for a lifetime. Some of the feelings described will resonate with many. If you feel affected by a parents drinking then remember Nacoa are here to offer help and support. If you would like…

It May Fade But It Never Goes Away!

Tonight we have an anonymous piece that bravely describes the lasting impact of having an alcoholic parent, while exploring the conflicting emotions of the death of that parent. If you feel you have been impacted in any way as the child of a parent that drinks too much, then Nacoa is there to offer you…

Why Did You Hurt Me?

Tonights piece is by Kiana James and is a COAisathing first. It is a poem that Kiana has personally recorded. So once you have read the blurb you can click the play button to hear Kiana’s brave poem. Kiana can be found on Facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/kianalee.james and can also be found on Twitter as @kianajameskiana….

Once A COA Always A COA.

This is a really important piece written by Bronwyn that shows just how deep the illness of alcoholism runs. It explores how it goes much beyond the drinking itself and how simply stopping the drinking changes very little. If you feel personally impacted, then Nacoa is there to offer you support. If you would like…