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….

I Hated Your Alcoholism, But I never Hated You.

This piece has been written anonymously and is in the style of a letter to the authors alcoholic father. It is hugely moving and powerful. If you feel affected by a parents drinking then please do not hesitate to contact Nacoa. If you would like to share as someone affected then please get in touch. We also…

It’s Never Too Late To Achieve Your Goals.

Today we have another anonymous piece. As ever, the courage shown to write such a post is nothing short of amazing. If you feel like you would like to share your story as a person affected by a parents drinking then get in touch.  Reading these posts can be triggering for many, if you would like…

A Mum Is Supposed To Be Your Best Friend But My Mum Put Alcohol Before Me.

This is an altered re-post. It has been written anonymously but the first time round the author decided they weren’t comfortable with some of the content and so the piece was removed instantly and they decided to re-write another piece. That is in itself shows courage and awareness.  Remember, if you have been affected by…

Self Preservation

I fee like this is such an important piece. It has been written anonymously but offers so much hope of how we can reach a place where we find our own value…. But also, it shows that we can build our own boundaries based on our needs and wants, even if that means distance from…

My Life

Today’s piece has been written anonymously but shows nothing short of immense courage in laying their whole story out there. The resilience shown by COA’s is nothing short of amazing and i know that for me, each and every time I read a story like this I feel less alone. If you you feel triggered…

100 Posts, Coaisathing – How It Was Made

So, less than 2 years after the first post, we have reached 100 posts on coaisathing.com. To celebrate, I thought I would make this post about the journey so far. How did coaisathing come about?  The actual name ‘coaisathing’ was born out of my realisation that not only were the ways I had felt linked…

Blood Is Not Always Thicker Than Water!

I haven’t personally posted anything for a while, I have just been so busy with everything going on that I just haven’t had a chance. The ‘secret’ facebook group is in full swing and has a really good bunch of people in there already just sharing experience. It really has offered a place wherever I…