Abstinence – A Dirty Word.

Here, Holly tackles the topic of how society views those who make the choice not to drink alcohol.  As always, if you’re affected by a parents drinking, no matter what your age, Nacoa can offer a safe place to share where they can also provide help and support. If you have something to share as…

A Lifetime Of Loneliness.

I read recently in the news that a ‘Minister for loneliness’ was to be appointed here in the UK, to tackle our growing problem with loneliness and it got me thinking about all the times that I had felt lonely in my life. I have felt lonely many many times throughout my life, sometimes I…

I Have Hope And Dreams Of A Future.

Here we have another brave anonymous piece. Always remember that Nacoa are always available to offer help and support.   Also, if you feel like you would like to share something with us then you can contact us here.   I lived with mum, dad and the older sibling in a Council house in Manchester. I only…

It’s Not All Doom And Gloom.

Jo Huey has returned with a second piece for us. You can find out about Jo at her website If you need any help and support as the child of an alcoholic you can contact Nacoa.  If you would like to share your story then get in touch.  I decided to start my own business in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…