Do I hate them or do I love them? 

A powerful piece written by Skoll. If you’re a COA and feel you want some help and support then contact Nacoa, and if you want to share on COAisathing, then get in touch. One of the strangest things I’ve had to wrestle with mentally, has been the realization that I don’t see my parents as…

45+7=? 

This piece has been written by blogger Shannon M O’Regan who’s blog can be found at http://www.shannonmoregan.wprdpress.com, where you will also find her social media links.   “It took me a long time to realise we are not meant to be perfect; we are meant to be whole” Jane Fonda Fragments and pieces. Look closely….

9 lessons I learnt being the child of an alcoholic parent. 

It’s the beginning of #COAweek today, and I’m hoping for a hive of activity here on COAisathing to tie in with everything else that goes on. Though I can’t promise it, I hope to have a post going out from here every night of the week. Fingers crossed I can achieve that.  So to kick…

Getting less anxious… About our anxiety!

Anxiety is something nearly every child of an alcoholic I have ever spoken to has had experience with in some form or another. So what is anxiety? A quick Google search and here’s the definition that comes up at the top- anxiety aŋˈzʌɪəti/ noun 1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with…

Don’t think yourself to death… Talk yourself to life!!

In light of the suicide prevention day on the 10th September I wanted to take a bit of time to share about the importance of talking. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat… If you’re worried you are crazy, then I can tell you that YOU ARE NOT, crazy people have no idea they are…

Why I chose alcohol over my kids… every time!!

Trying to describe exactly what my children mean to me now is difficult, words never seem to adequately explain just how they make me feel. They are my 5 greatest teachers, we learn about the world, and together we grow. But it hasn’t always been like that, there was a point in my life where,…

Suicide: How I nearly took my own life.

I want to start by getting rather stereotypical about the way I might be perceived because I believe stereotypes and perception play a big part in how the taking of ones life might come about, and also in how society views how someone might reach such a point in their life. People have described me…

Nurturing resilience…

‘I mention the severe trauma that the child Pablo Picaso underwent at the age of three: the earthquake in Malaga in 1884, the flight form the family’s apartment into a cave that seemed to be more safe, and eventually witnessing the birth of his sister in the same cave under these very scary circumstances. However, Picaso survived these traumas without later…

A chance to be free!

  Remember when David Blaine decided to lock himself in a glass box and hang in the air of London for 44 days? Some people were impressed, most laughed, some even threw eggs, but essentially, after an initial bit of interest, London, and indeed the world, carried on around him. When I try to conjure…