Thoughts & Quotes

life is like a series of photographs you develop from the negatives.
When you need to fly from your home, it's not a home. Home should be where the birds feelings are free not caged.
nobody likes the rain but if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
♫ And the stars are always there but we miss them in the dirt and in the clouds we miss them in the storms. ♫
To the believer anything is possible, to the sceptic everything is impossible.
"the reason angels can fly is becuase they take themselves lightly"
Stay strong- Keep smiling =] and NEVER give up- there is always hope <3
'It is not the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves' (William Shakespeare)
Stick to the fight when your hardest hit, its when things seem worse that you must not quit
it's about learning to dance in the rain
sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
we never notice the beauty around us because we are too busy trying to create it.
People say that it is holding on that makes you stronger, but sometimes it is letting go and putting yourself first.
No-one can do a better job of being you, than YOU.
Be strong now because things will get better; it may be stormy now but it can't rain forever.
This too shall pass
We have to learn to dance in the rain
Even on the darkest days sometimes we glimpse sunlight
Sometimes we need to tell our story 100 times
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark

Samantha a COAP mentor shares her story - BBC Radio Scotland 29.7.15

Samantha a COAP mentor shares her story of the impact of her father's addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs on her childhood - BBC Radio Scotland 29.7.15.

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Alcoholic mother: 'From the age of five I had to fend for myself' 19.10.14 - Daily Mail 

Drinking Dad - 18.2.14 Bliss Magazine 

Calls to Childline Double in a year 16.5.14 Good Morning Britain 

Alcohol Addiction - 1.2.14 BBC Radio Oxfordshire 

Dear Mum you loved alcohol more than me - 13.7.13 Bella Magazine 

Home Secrets - Feb 2013 Drink and Drug News 

Mum's a drunk - The horrors of growing up with an alcoholic mother 5.5.13 The Sunday Telegraph, Stella Magazine 

Sky News - Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week 2013 - 13.2.13 - Sky News 

Giselle knows what children of addicts are going through 12.10. 12  Seven Oaks Chronicle Kent 

Turning their backs on booze: Four young women explain why it's cool to be part of Generation Sober 18.11.12 Daily Mail Femail 

Silent Voices Report - Alcohol Drinking Parents  11.9.12 ITV News 

I learned to be a good mother because my own was a brutal drunk: One woman's account of having an alcoholic parent 17.4.12 Daily Mail Femail 

My mum's addiction   12.3.12 Lorraine Kelly ITV3

I spent my childhood trying to fix my mum    6.3.12   Grazia UK and International Grazia Magazine 

Boozy parents at Christmas   13.12.11    ITV3 DayBreak Live with Kate Garraway, John Stapleton

Fundraiser tells of tough childhood with alcoholic father 8..7.11 Lincolnshire Echo 

Are you teetotal because of what drinking did to your parents?   17.6.11  BBC Radio 2 Live 

Future 100 Young Social Entrepeneurs    16.12.11

You booze, you lose; can the child of an alcoholic ever fully recover?  18.2.11   NHS Online

Alcoholism and Families   18.2.11  BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan 

Breaking the Silence and Secrecy for Children of Addicted Families 1.10.10  Carers Community InExcess Issue No.1   

Oh no, Mummy's drunk... again  Daily Mail  14.7.10 

BBC Oxfordshire Live  7.7.10  Phone in with Dr.Rachel Seabrook from Institute of Alcohol Studies

BBC Radio 2 Live   5.7.10     Jeremy Vyne and Dr Sarah Jarvis 

BBC Breakfast Television News Live  5.7.10   Bill and Sharn with guest David Yelland former editor of The Sun

RADIO 5 Live Breakfast   5.7.10    ‘Has your Family been ruined by alcohol?’ Live 1hr Phone in with presenter Nicky Campbell and former alcoholic and editor of the sun David Yelland.

Living with Alcohol: A CBBC Newsround Special 30.6.10

What is it like caring for a parent with an addiction?  13.5.10 BBC Radio 1 Extra

Company Magazine 'Blogging became our therapy'    7.3.10

Pain and anger are the hidden burden for children with an alcoholic parent  The Observer 14.2.10

Alcoholism - The Wright Stuff Channel 5   2.3.08

Mummy Stop Drinking - ITV Tonight 3.3.08

My Alcoholic Mother - TrueTube 

Drinking Mothers - GMTV 06.08.07

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