Do you ever feel ashamed, embarrassed or confused about your parent's drinking? Perhaps you feel different from other people you know? Or you want to know how you can help your parent?
You are not alone; there are many young people experiencing similar problems. When a parent has a drink problem, it affects the whole family, and can be especially difficult for children and young people.
You can be a child of an alcoholic at 1 or 101. Whatever your age, it doesn't change the fact that your parent, step-parent or carer is, or has been, dependent on alcohol, along with the problems this brings.
These pages offer information and advice that we hope will help. Nacoa is here to help and support you.
To find out more see Help & advice.
You are not alone
Remember the Six "C"s
I didn't cause it I can't control it I can't cure it I can take care of myself I can communicate my feelings I can make healthy choices
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Kids’ Power Too: Words to Grow By
Cathy Brown, Betty LaPorte and Jerry Moe