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…

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…

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…

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…

John – Alcohol And My Family.

Over the course of the last few days i have been posting this story. Each day, I have posted a different one of the 4 family member’s stories, all written in first person. The idea behind this is to show just how differently each family member sees the problem drinking and how it affects them…