Brought Up By Alcohol.

Today’s piece is another bravely written anonymous piece that really gets to the heart of what living with alcoholism is like. If you feel like you can relate and would like help and support, then Nacoa can offer this. If you would like to write a piece for this site then get in touch.  …

My COA Story.

Today’s piece comes from blogger Eliza Hope, who’s amazing blog can be found at thesecretmindofelizahope.blogspot.co.uk . Remember that if you are affected by what you read then Nacoa are always there to offer help and support and if you have something you would like to share as a COA, then please get in touch here.   …

Wishing For The Day He’s Six Feet Under.

Another frank and honest guest piece today. Remember to contact Nacoa for help and support.   “How dare she die on me, how dare she leave me alone, my port of call in a storm.” It was a selfish thing of me to think the day my uncle spoke the words “I think you better…

Time Is Not Always A Healer

I haven’t posted a piece myself for a while but here I am! As ever, I welcome any comments or discussion, and I hope you know the links by now! 🙂   We all love a person that comes through the fire don’t we? Don’t we love to hear a story of someone that made…

Every Negative Situation Can Also Teach You A Positive One.

This piece was written by Sarah and is her second piece on COAisathing after her last piece ‘A Letter to My Alcoholic Parents’. f you would like to share something, please get in touch. As ever, Nacoa offer amazing help and support in many different ways, so be sure to head over to the website…

There Is Hope

This piece was bravely written by Laura. If you feel affected as a COA, then Nacoa are always able to offer help and support, no matter what your age and if you want to share something then get in touch here.   A while ago, after leaving many years before hand, I went back to…

Wackaging, Wine and the Codification of Alcohol Advertising.

Following Dr Jennifer Wallis’s fundraising for Sobertember last year, on behalf of Nacoa, she has decided to go a whole year with no alcohol to raise further funds. She is a historian and lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, whose work focuses on medical and psychiatric history. Over four blog instalments, Jennifer will be…

The Roller Coaster Of Emotions.

This piece was sent in by Rini, and really portrays just how long lasting the emotions of being a child of an alcoholic are. Remember, Nacoa will always listen if you want to share some of your emotions to someone you trust, who will hear you. As ever you can send in your own stories…

ALCOHOLISM-THE GIFT WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN

Todays piece is written by Jodee Prouse who is a speaker and outspoken advocate for eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness from a family perspective. She is the author of the Amazon category best seller, The Sun is Gone: A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction, and How I Broke…

A letter to my alcoholic parents.

Today’s piece is from Sarah, and is a letter to her alcoholic parents. Remember Nacoa is always here if you want to talk to someone in trust.   Dear mum and dad, It’s been a while since I last spoke to you both openly, to be honest I don’t think I ever have which is…