Both my parents were alcholics and it was the reason for their divorce. The disease is killing oth of them, has put my sister and I through more than we should have seen. Both of them have sought help and failed, both are drinking again. My father is dying of liver failure and my mother is a raving alcoholic and just lost her house because of it. I love both of them very very much but I am hoping I dont end up making the same choices in life. I had problems now that I never dreamed were from being a COA, one apparantly being an addictive personality. I think I'm pretty much "over it" but I'm still learning to cope, hoping to God I dont become them or that I dont develop this addiction.