Time goes on like nothing happened. Everyone goes about their lives like nothing happened.
Isolated with the family secret
I feel the confidence now to be able to share my experience of being a child of an alcoholic
Mum, your battle with alcoholism was a storm that tested me each day.
The true impact of my parent’s alcoholism will never be known to me.
There’s freedom in speaking up and working through this.
Like many families with addiction, there was constant covering up to make things look ‘respectable’ and keep the secret.
I am the adult child of an alcoholic who I lost to her addiction in 2006.
Before I even knew what alcoholism was, I understood it was the cause of conflict in our house.
Deep down I knew what was happening.
I wish things were different, I wish we were different