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…

There Is Hope

This piece was bravely written by Laura. If you feel affected as a COA, then Nacoa are always able to offer help and support, no matter what your age and if you want to share something then get in touch here.   A while ago, after leaving many years before hand, I went back to…

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…

ALCOHOLISM-THE GIFT WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN

Todays piece is written by Jodee Prouse who is a speaker and outspoken advocate for eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness from a family perspective. She is the author of the Amazon category best seller, The Sun is Gone: A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction, and How I Broke…

A letter to my alcoholic parents.

Today’s piece is from Sarah, and is a letter to her alcoholic parents. Remember Nacoa is always here if you want to talk to someone in trust.   Dear mum and dad, It’s been a while since I last spoke to you both openly, to be honest I don’t think I ever have which is…

COA – It’s part of my DNA

This piece was bravely written by Darrell from Australia. If you feel like you relate to Darrells story and need someone to talk to then Nacoa is always there to listen. If you would like to share something as a COA then get in touch, posting more than once is always welcome too. My name…

Brothers, same alcoholic dad, different outcome?!

There was always something that laid heavy on me most of my life, that caused me confusion, pain, and in a lot of ways prevented me properly seeking the help I needed and deserved. It was 1 of the main things that headed the list of the reasons why I thought I knew I was…

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…