Nothing Will Ever Take Away The Love I Have For My Mum.

Here, Lauren Claxton writes such a courageous piece that highlights how having an alcoholic parent can seep into your whole life. So very apt that is it is being posted as part of #COAWeek2018. Remember that you are not alone and Nacoa can offer you the help and support that you deserve. If you would like…

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…

Alcohol And My Family – The Complete Story.

Here is the complete story of ‘Alcohol And My Family’ together in one post. I have done this because one of my 2018 ambitions is to get this into book format so that it can get into the hands of children or people that it can really help. I plan on trying to crowdfund this….

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…

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…

Anxiety, Indecision & Living With Depression.

This weeks post has been written under the name Rebecca and shows just how much adult life can be affected as a COA. Remember Nacoa offers life saving help and support and if you would like to post on this blog then get in touch.  This last week I have done a lot of reading…

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…

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,…