Ellana – Alcohol And My Family.

Over the course of the next few days I will be posting this story. Each day, I will post 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…

You’re Strong Enough To Handle This.

An adult child of an alcoholic gives advice to his younger self – and anyone else going through similar experiences.  This piece has been written and sent in anonymously, which is something anyone can do on coaisathing.com if they wish to share their experiences as a the child of an alcoholic. You can do that…

I Didn’t Want Out, I just Wanted The Crazy To Stop.

This piece has been bravely written and sent in by Laura. Remember Nacoa can offer help and support to anyone affected by their parents drinking no matter your age. And as always if you would like to share something as a child of an alcoholic you can use the contact page, or via our email…

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? 

Incase anyone wasn’t aware, Nacoa have an amazing YouTube channel that you should all check out.  There has been a lot in the media today today about parental alcoholism, which has left me feeling inspired and so I have made another short video called ‘How Much Is Too Much’ so click on the link and check…

Anxiety, Indecision & Living With Depression.

This weeks post has been written under the name Rebecca and shows just how much adult life can be affected as a COA. Remember Nacoa offers life saving help and support and if you would like to post on this blog then get in touch.  This last week I have done a lot of reading…

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…

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…

A poem for us. 

Today we have a poetic piece written anonymously. Remember you can find hope and support at Nacoa. If you have something to say as the child of an alcoholic then get in touch. Sometimes the hardest thing to accept is the truth; you feel it in your heart first before it engulfs your whole body….