Nobody Asked Me How I Was Feeling.

There is a lot to be learned from this brave anonymous piece. Fitting for COAweek and captures the importance of listening to children of alcoholics. If you feel you need support then please reach out to Nacoa. If you would like to share your story, then please get in touch. Telling my story is important…

One Year On

Kicking off #COAweek2020 with this incredible piece from Harriet. No doubt many will relate. If you feel impacted in anyway, please know that Nacoa can offer help and support. If you would like to share your story then please get in touch. It took five years of ‘rock bottoms’ for me to admit to myself…

I am grateful for the glimpse I had of you

Today’s anonymous piece is beautiful in the way it reflects on some of the memories that can be easily lost in the pain of having an alcoholic parent. Not all alcoholic parents are amazing parents behind the drinking but often it is the case that they are and this piece captures that perfectly. If you…

My Relationship with Grief and Alcoholism

Here is another anonymous piece that shows the confusion and the grief of having, and then losing a parent to alcohol abuse. If this resonates with you then Nacoa are here to support. If you would like to share as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. My mother died very…

You Don’t Know Me.

Today’s anonymous piece is a powerful poem with words that will surely resonate strongly with most COA’s. If you feel impacted as a COA then remember that Nacoa can offer help and support. If you want to share something as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. You carried me inside…

Friends For Tea

This piece has been written by Hayley and explores something that nearly all COA’s will likely relate to and it also has a nice undertone of how we can break the cycle in so many ways. Remember Nacoa can offer help and support and if you would like to share as a COA then please…

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…

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…

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…