Danny – 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 members 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I need your love. 

I’ve always wanted to be loved. I say that, and for some reason it still makes my feel uneasy. I don’t really know why, I’m no expert, but I know that I’ve always wanted to be loved. I think everyone does right? Well, alcoholism has a way of snatching that ability to feel loved away…