Once A COA Always A COA.

This is a really important piece written by Bronwyn that shows just how deep the illness of alcoholism runs. It explores how it goes much beyond the drinking itself and how simply stopping the drinking changes very little. If you feel personally impacted, then Nacoa is there to offer you support. If you would like…

Am I Like This Because I’m An Alcoholic’s Daughter?

This powerful piece has been written by Laura and is sure to resonate with many. If you feel affected by what you read and would like support then Nacoa is there to offer it. If you would like to share your story, or anything, as someone impacted by a parents drinking, then please get in…

I’m Glad I Have Finally Found A Voice.

Todays piece has been written by a popular coaisathing blogger and is their 3rd piece an in their words – ‘Im glad I have finally found a voice through these blogs and the amount of love received by other people makes me so happy. Id like this one to include my name this time please….

A Mum Is Supposed To Be Your Best Friend But My Mum Put Alcohol Before Me.

This is an altered re-post. It has been written anonymously but the first time round the author decided they weren’t comfortable with some of the content and so the piece was removed instantly and they decided to re-write another piece. That is in itself shows courage and awareness.  Remember, if you have been affected by…

Self Preservation

I fee like this is such an important piece. It has been written anonymously but offers so much hope of how we can reach a place where we find our own value…. But also, it shows that we can build our own boundaries based on our needs and wants, even if that means distance from…

My Life

Today’s piece has been written anonymously but shows nothing short of immense courage in laying their whole story out there. The resilience shown by COA’s is nothing short of amazing and i know that for me, each and every time I read a story like this I feel less alone. If you you feel triggered…

100 Posts, Coaisathing – How It Was Made

So, less than 2 years after the first post, we have reached 100 posts on coaisathing.com. To celebrate, I thought I would make this post about the journey so far. How did coaisathing come about?  The actual name ‘coaisathing’ was born out of my realisation that not only were the ways I had felt linked…

Blood Is Not Always Thicker Than Water!

I haven’t personally posted anything for a while, I have just been so busy with everything going on that I just haven’t had a chance. The ‘secret’ facebook group is in full swing and has a really good bunch of people in there already just sharing experience. It really has offered a place wherever I…

The Runaway.

This is another raw piece written anonymously.  If you feel you are affected by a parent that drinks too much, Nacoa are always on hand to offer help and support. If you would like post on this site then please get in touch.  I remember the first time I ever ran away from home. I…