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…

The Roller Coaster Of Emotions.

This piece was sent in by Rini, and really portrays just how long lasting the emotions of being a child of an alcoholic are. Remember, Nacoa will always listen if you want to share some of your emotions to someone you trust, who will hear you. As ever you can send in your own stories…

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 poem for us. 

Today we have a poetic piece written anonymously. Remember you can find hope and support at Nacoa. If you have something to say as the child of an alcoholic then get in touch. Sometimes the hardest thing to accept is the truth; you feel it in your heart first before it engulfs your whole body….

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…

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…

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…

Growing up in the chaotic, unreal world of alcoholic parenting.

This piece has been courageously written, anonymously. If you feel affected by what you read, always know that Nacoa is here to offer help and support. If you feel moved to write something yourself, then please get in touch.   The first time I saw a leaflet for children of alcoholics in my GP’s surgery…

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….