Fathers Day Thoughts

This is such a powerful piece to be posting on a day that can be very hard for COA’s. I am sure so many will relate to the pain that the author, Amy, describes in this post and maybe even more so to the courage it takes to put oneself first. If you feel affected…

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…

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…

I Am Strong, I Am Fearless.

Today’s piece has been written anonymously and is an important piece. It shows how peoples drinking can creep up on a family and how the behaviour can become normalised. It also highlights the importance of finding support and how far reaching the impact is. If you feel like you may have been affected then Nacoa…

A Letter To Dad

This incredible piece has been written by 16 year old Kacey. I am simply blown away by her words. There is so much courage in this piece it is unreal. If you feel impacted by what you read then you can contact Nacoa for help and support. If you would like to share a piece…

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…

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…