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…

Alcohol – A More Powerful Hold

Today’s piece shows the most extreme progression of the family illness that is alcoholism and just how awful the ending can look. The anonymous author shows incredible courage to get this written down and articulate it in such a relatable way. If you feel affected by what you read in any way, then Nacoa can…

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…

A Mum Without A Mum On Mothers Day.

This piece is anonymously written and is the thoughts of a COA and how they struggled like so many do on Mothers Day. I am sure many will find comfort in this person being able to articulate the ways so many feel on such a day.  Always remember that Nacoa offer life saving love and…

We Had This Big Secret In The Family.

Continuing COAWeek2018 we have a Hugely informative piece from McKenzie Snape on her life growing up with an alcoholic mother. Mckenzie articulates really well how societies and services lack of awareness can further deepen the troubles that COA’s face, this is something we hope to change.  Nacoa can offer vital help and support to anyone suffering from a…

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…

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? 

Incase anyone wasn’t aware, Nacoa have an amazing YouTube channel that you should all check out.  There has been a lot in the media today today about parental alcoholism, which has left me feeling inspired and so I have made another short video called ‘How Much Is Too Much’ so click on the link and check…

Brought Up By Alcohol.

Today’s piece is another bravely written anonymous piece that really gets to the heart of what living with alcoholism is like. If you feel like you can relate and would like help and support, then Nacoa can offer this. If you would like to write a piece for this site then get in touch.  …

How I see change for children of alcoholics!

In light of the amazing Liam Byrne’s campaign for change, and more help for children of alcoholics, I thought I’d  outlay some of my thoughts. Firstly it was a great turn out at the all-party parliamentary group meeting on the 15th September, and great to hear some passionate input from a host of different people,…

Getting less anxious… About our anxiety!

Anxiety is something nearly every child of an alcoholic I have ever spoken to has had experience with in some form or another. So what is anxiety? A quick Google search and here’s the definition that comes up at the top- anxiety aŋˈzʌɪəti/ noun 1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with…