I Was Brave.

This piece has been sent in to be posted anonymously and brings new meaning to what it is to be brave. To put this down in writing and then to share on this platform in the hope it may help others shows true courage.  Nacoa offer a vital first point of contact to anyone who…

7 Ways My Childhood Traumas Impact Me As A Parent.

I have thought about writing this piece for a long time. I feel it is important to challenge myself as a father. Being a child of alcoholic and so having had a traumatic childhood, the use of denial is something that I can easily fall into if I don’t step back and question myself from…

A Mum Without A Mum On Mothers Day.

This piece is anonymously written and is the thoughts of a COA and how they struggled like so many do on Mothers Day. I am sure many will find comfort in this person being able to articulate the ways so many feel on such a day.  Always remember that Nacoa offer life saving love and…

Fighting The Demons That I Am Left With.

Yet another brave and informative piece that is so reflective of what has been a huge week of awareness for children of alcoholics. This piece has been written anonymously but that doesn’t take away any of its power. The resilience shown by children of alcoholics will always amaze me.  Nacoa can offer vital support to…

We Had This Big Secret In The Family.

Continuing COAWeek2018 we have a Hugely informative piece from McKenzie Snape on her life growing up with an alcoholic mother. Mckenzie articulates really well how societies and services lack of awareness can further deepen the troubles that COA’s face, this is something we hope to change.  Nacoa can offer vital help and support to anyone suffering from a…

Nothing Will Ever Take Away The Love I Have For My Mum.

Here, Lauren Claxton writes such a courageous piece that highlights how having an alcoholic parent can seep into your whole life. So very apt that is it is being posted as part of #COAWeek2018. Remember that you are not alone and Nacoa can offer you the help and support that you deserve. If you would like…

You Are A Resilient Spirit.

In this special post, Shealeigh gives a small introduction to herself and follows this with a hugely courageous video sharing her experiences as the child of an alcoholic. Shealeigh is hugely passionate about using her experience to help others and you can find her raising awareness on her Twitter, Instagram and Youtube pages, all of which can…

A Lifetime Of Loneliness.

I read recently in the news that a ‘Minister for loneliness’ was to be appointed here in the UK, to tackle our growing problem with loneliness and it got me thinking about all the times that I had felt lonely in my life. I have felt lonely many many times throughout my life, sometimes I…

I Have Hope And Dreams Of A Future.

Here we have another brave anonymous piece. Always remember that Nacoa are always available to offer help and support.   Also, if you feel like you would like to share something with us then you can contact us here.   I lived with mum, dad and the older sibling in a Council house in Manchester. I only…

Alcohol And My Family – The Complete Story.

Here is the complete story of ‘Alcohol And My Family’ together in one post. I have done this because one of my 2018 ambitions is to get this into book format so that it can get into the hands of children or people that it can really help. I plan on trying to crowdfund this….