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…

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…

My Relationship with Grief and Alcoholism

Here is another anonymous piece that shows the confusion and the grief of having, and then losing a parent to alcohol abuse. If this resonates with you then Nacoa are here to support. If you would like to share as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. My mother died very…

All I Seem to Write About is You!

This anonymous piece is so incredibly moving and deeply highlights the struggle of the living grief of growing up with an alcoholic parent. If you feel you can relate to this and want support then Nacoa are here to help. If you would like to share as a COA then please get in touch. Whenever…

Grief

This is such a heartbreaking piece that highlights the complexity of grieving the loss of an alcoholic parent. The loss of hope, the confusion, shame and guilt. We are not alone. If you feel like you need some help and support then Nacoa are there for you. If you would like to share as a…

Friends For Tea

This piece has been written by Hayley and explores something that nearly all COA’s will likely relate to and it also has a nice undertone of how we can break the cycle in so many ways. Remember Nacoa can offer help and support and if you would like to share as a COA then please…

Unfortunately, Spotting The Signs Became My Life

This incredible piece has been written anonymously and has such compassionate balance while still highlighting the need to look after oneself. It shows how the impacts of having an alcoholic parent are lifelong. If you feel affected by what you have read then Nacoa are there to help and support you. If you would like…

Alcohol – A More Powerful Hold

Today’s piece shows the most extreme progression of the family illness that is alcoholism and just how awful the ending can look. The anonymous author shows incredible courage to get this written down and articulate it in such a relatable way. If you feel affected by what you read in any way, then Nacoa can…