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.   …

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…

We don’t have to tolerate a loveless life. 

Tonight’s piece has been written by John. If you want to share as a child of an alcoholic then get in touch, and if you feel affected by what you read, Nacoa offer amazing life saving love and compassion. I’m feeling annoyed. That’s surprising because when I was growing up in my alcoholic family we…

Growing up in the chaotic, unreal world of alcoholic parenting.

This piece has been courageously written, anonymously. If you feel affected by what you read, always know that Nacoa is here to offer help and support. If you feel moved to write something yourself, then please get in touch.   The first time I saw a leaflet for children of alcoholics in my GP’s surgery…

Coming to terms with my dad’s death, in my own way.

This piece is written by Amelia Carr, who is the sister of Joe who blogged for us back in November, writing ‘Losing my father for the second time.’ Amelia wanted to write her piece to show ‘even when you have similar experiences with the same alcoholic parent, it can take you down different routes.’  …

I am strong because I know I struggle. 

So #COAweek2017 is all but done! Huge thank you to everyone who’s taken part in some way. In many ways it’s felt like a huge week, and with the launch of the UK’s first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at Nacoa’s David Stafford Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, I truly believe that change is coming!! If…