I Will Meet You Here

Today we have a hard hitting piece anonymously written that finishes with a strong and meaningful message of hope. If you feel affected as a coa then Nacoa offer amazing help and support. If you would like to share as someone affected by a parents drinking then please get in touch. My alcoholic mother died…

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.  …

My COA Story.

Today’s piece comes from blogger Eliza Hope, who’s amazing blog can be found at thesecretmindofelizahope.blogspot.co.uk . Remember that if you are affected by what you read then Nacoa are always there to offer help and support and if you have something you would like to share as a COA, then please get in touch here.   …

I am strong because I know I struggle. 

So #COAweek2017 is all but done! Huge thank you to everyone who’s taken part in some way. In many ways it’s felt like a huge week, and with the launch of the UK’s first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at Nacoa’s David Stafford Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, I truly believe that change is coming!! If…

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…

Don’t think yourself to death… Talk yourself to life!!

In light of the suicide prevention day on the 10th September I wanted to take a bit of time to share about the importance of talking. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat… If you’re worried you are crazy, then I can tell you that YOU ARE NOT, crazy people have no idea they are…

Why I chose alcohol over my kids… every time!!

Trying to describe exactly what my children mean to me now is difficult, words never seem to adequately explain just how they make me feel. They are my 5 greatest teachers, we learn about the world, and together we grow. But it hasn’t always been like that, there was a point in my life where,…