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…

Are Alcoholics/Addicts Selfish People?

I recently ran a poll on social media asking the question, ‘Are alcoholics or addicts selfish people’. On Twitter the poll received 237 votes and on Facebook there was a much a smaller response, mainly because the facebook page was so new at the time. However on both pages the results were pretty much identical….

Fighting The Demons That I Am Left With.

Yet another brave and informative piece that is so reflective of what has been a huge week of awareness for children of alcoholics. This piece has been written anonymously but that doesn’t take away any of its power. The resilience shown by children of alcoholics will always amaze me.  Nacoa can offer vital support to…

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…

Lowestoft Reminded Me Of The Importance Of Love.

I arrived at the conference just after 9am. There was already a crowd of people gathering, nearly all of whom I didn’t know. I found Tod, who was of course, busy setting up and so I nervously hung around near him until I could latch on to someone who I could talk at, that’s always…

Abstinence – A Dirty Word.

Here, Holly tackles the topic of how society views those who make the choice not to drink alcohol.  As always, if you’re affected by a parents drinking, no matter what your age, Nacoa can offer a safe place to share where they can also provide help and support. If you have something to share as…

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…

2018 – The Biggest Year Yet For Children Of Alcoholics.

2017 was such a huge year of awareness for COA’s. The effort from everyone involved just to try and get awareness out there is massive and makes me appreciate what it has taken to keep Nacoa going for the past 27 years, reliant completely on volunteers and donations alone! 2017’s COA week was huge and…

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….