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…

Alcohol – A More Powerful Hold

Today’s piece shows the most extreme progression of the family illness that is alcoholism and just how awful the ending can look. The anonymous author shows incredible courage to get this written down and articulate it in such a relatable way. If you feel affected by what you read in any way, then Nacoa can…

To Be Accepted In Our Struggle Is All We Wish For

Todays piece has been written by Jacqueline and explores the lack of understanding around parental drinking. Many COA’s have their experiences devalued as ‘not that bad’ and this piece explores this in such an articulate and human way. Always remember Nacoa can offer you help and support and if you would like to share as…

Photo Of My Mum

This piece has been written by Ashleigh and as well as describing what growing up with an alcoholic parent is like, Ashleigh offers hope and inspiration in how she has taken the positives from such a difficult experience. This is a piece that will resonate with so many. If you feel affected by a parents…

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 Will Meet You Here

Today we have a hard hitting piece anonymously written that finishes with a strong and meaningful message of hope. If you feel affected as a coa then Nacoa offer amazing help and support. If you would like to share as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. My alcoholic mother died…

Orange Glow.

This piece has ben written by Hayley and describes how some of the memories we have as COA’s stay with us for a lifetime. Some of the feelings described will resonate with many. If you feel affected by a parents drinking then remember Nacoa are here to offer help and support. If you would like…

2018 – The Biggest Year Yet For Children Of Alcoholics.

2017 was such a huge year of awareness for COA’s. The effort from everyone involved just to try and get awareness out there is massive and makes me appreciate what it has taken to keep Nacoa going for the past 27 years, reliant completely on volunteers and donations alone! 2017’s COA week was huge and…

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…

Tom – Alcohol And My Family.

Over the course of the next few days I will be posting this fictional 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…