NACOA is a fabulous little charity, but one that you might not have come across before.
The abbreviation stands for The National Association for Children of Alcoholics and it has a very dear place in my heart.
I am a child of an alcoholic (COA) and some of my earliest childhood memories are of mum drinking and of the resulting chaos it often caused.
She died just over 2 years ago to the illness and lay dead on the floor of her flat for about a week before she was found. It was about as grim as it could ever be, but compounded by the fact that she probably died on my 40th birthday and/or Mothers Day – how ironic. Continue reading “You’re Helping to Keep the Glass Half Full”