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…

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…

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…

ALCOHOLISM-THE GIFT WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN

Todays piece is written by Jodee Prouse who is a speaker and outspoken advocate for eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness from a family perspective. She is the author of the Amazon category best seller, The Sun is Gone: A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction, and How I Broke…

We don’t have to tolerate a loveless life. 

Tonight’s piece has been written by John. If you want to share as a child of an alcoholic then get in touch, and if you feel affected by what you read, Nacoa offer amazing life saving love and compassion. I’m feeling annoyed. That’s surprising because when I was growing up in my alcoholic family we…

45+7=? 

This piece has been written by blogger Shannon M O’Regan who’s blog can be found at http://www.shannonmoregan.wprdpress.com, where you will also find her social media links.   “It took me a long time to realise we are not meant to be perfect; we are meant to be whole” Jane Fonda Fragments and pieces. Look closely….

9 lessons I learnt being the child of an alcoholic parent. 

It’s the beginning of #COAweek today, and I’m hoping for a hive of activity here on COAisathing to tie in with everything else that goes on. Though I can’t promise it, I hope to have a post going out from here every night of the week. Fingers crossed I can achieve that.  So to kick…

I need your love. 

I’ve always wanted to be loved. I say that, and for some reason it still makes my feel uneasy. I don’t really know why, I’m no expert, but I know that I’ve always wanted to be loved. I think everyone does right? Well, alcoholism has a way of snatching that ability to feel loved away…