Parent and child roles reversed

Living with an alcoholic father

Like many families with addiction, there was constant covering up to make things look ‘respectable’ and keep the secret.

Cath an adult child of an alcoholic father

Like many families with addiction, there was constant covering up to make things look ‘respectable’ and keep the secret.

Alcohol prioritised our needs

I spent days thinking that if I did not exist, it would make her better.

I spent days thinking that if I did not exist, it would make her better.

I am the daughter of an alcoholic

You should always remember it is just as physically and emotionally draining for the carer as it is for the addicted.

You should always remember it is just as physically and emotionally draining for the carer as it is for the addicted.

The Lessons you taught me

If you are within arms-reach as a child or loved one, the negative stigma remains much the same.

If you are within arms-reach as a child or loved one, the negative stigma remains much the same.

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