Coaisathing Is A Year Old! 

I can’t quite believe this myself, but today Coaisathing.com celebrates 1 year since the first post went out… it has surprised me that much that I only realised it happened when I received an email from WordPress about renewal of membership!  It’s kinda surreal looking back now, just how far the blog has come. I…

You are now free, I never will be. 

This piece has been written, courageously, just days after the anonymous authors fathers death.  Remember if you need support, then Nacoa is ready to offer that. If you feel you want to share anything as the child of an alcoholic then contact us here.  I wrote your eulogy today, I should be writing to you…

I am strong because I know I struggle. 

So #COAweek2017 is all but done! Huge thank you to everyone who’s taken part in some way. In many ways it’s felt like a huge week, and with the launch of the UK’s first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at Nacoa’s David Stafford Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, I truly believe that change is coming!! If…

Fundraising in memory of Sally Snape. 

Nacoa is still a small charity that relies on volunteers and donations alone, and with over 2.6 million children of alcoholics in the uk, Nacoa simply couldn’t cope without the generosity of the volunteers and those willing to go to great lengths to raise money.  Today’s piece is from someone doing just that! McKenzie Snape…

Things to consider as we try to help children of alcoholics.

After Jon Ashworth recently shared his experiences of being a child of an alcoholic openly and honestly on a public level, it really feels like the real change that is needed for COA’s could come in 2017. With this in mind, I thought I’d share some things that I feel are, at least, good points…

Society’s big mistake! 

Most of us want to help children, I don’t doubt this, but alcoholism has a way of pulling us in and preventing us from doing that. I’m not just talking about the alcoholic being prevented from helping their children due to alcoholism, I’m talking about all of us. Yep that’s right, us, society. I genuinely…

Turn Loneliness into Learning

For those that have experienced loneliness you will know how upsetting it can be. I have had periods of loneliness throughout my life and thankfully now I experience this very rarely. My home was often full of people, if it wasn’t the family it was foreign students or friends of my mums so generally a…

How I see change for children of alcoholics!

In light of the amazing Liam Byrne’s campaign for change, and more help for children of alcoholics, I thought I’d  outlay some of my thoughts. Firstly it was a great turn out at the all-party parliamentary group meeting on the 15th September, and great to hear some passionate input from a host of different people,…

Getting less anxious… About our anxiety!

Anxiety is something nearly every child of an alcoholic I have ever spoken to has had experience with in some form or another. So what is anxiety? A quick Google search and here’s the definition that comes up at the top- anxiety aŋˈzʌɪəti/ noun 1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with…