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

Get Involved

If you have been affected by someone else's addiction, and want to help us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Or if you have a passion for working with young people, and would like to help bring isolated individuals together, and empower others to make important ‘life decisions’, we would really like to hear from you.

There are lots of different ways you can support us:

  • You could run for us
  • Sign up to our Message Boards, and reply to posts
  • Support our Fund-raising efforts any way you can
  • Spread the word about COAP
  • You could train to be an online mentor
  • Or join our team of online counsellors, and help us with…

Online Marketing

We’re looking for a marketing professional prepared to offer their time for free, to help raise awareness and strengthen our online presence, so that we can ‘reach out’ to more of the estimated seven million young people, affected by someone else's addiction. If this is you, please do get in touch. 

You could help us to promote our FacebookYoutube and Twitter pages. 

Public Speaking

We’re often asked to speak in schools, at youth groups, and at youth events, about our experiences of living with another's addiction, and to help raise awareness about parental drug and alcohol abuse, and family addiction. You could help us by contacting the school you attended, to see whether you could hold a COAP session.  If you’re interested, and would like to find out more about our talks in schools, please contact us

Sharing your story in the media

When the issue of addiction is raised in the media - we are often contacted and asked whether we know anyone who would like to share their experiences of parental and family addiction. Whilst we do not put the media in contact directly with young people, we are interested in hearing from those over 18 who would be comfortable sharing their story in public, through TV, newspapers, radio and magazines. 

Raising Awareness

You could help us by putting a short three-minute video together about addiction, or writing a piece about addiction and it's affects. We can publish your efforts on YouTube and Facebook, to help raise awareness of the problems faced by those affected by parental and family addiction, whilst promoting COAP also. If you would like to work on a project like this, we would be really happy to hear your ideas and help if needed, to piece your video, or short story together. 

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