About Jo Huey - Adult child of an alcoholic

Hi! I’m Jo. I’m passionate about inspiring women to feel confident in their decisions, actions and choices. I’m fighting for women to believe they can have a better life and overcome challenges, past and present by finding the courage to take action. This can be challenging in a world where the perception of change is that it’s hard and un-achievable, but I have every faith that we can achieve this together.

  • Are you a people pleaser? Always putting others first?
  • Do you struggle to feel good about yourself and all that you are?

Click here to see a list of behaviours I carried into adult life, you may relate to them.

How do I know so much about this? Well… I’ve been there too. After 20 years of self-development, I know how positively it can impact on how you feel, think and act. I want that for others.  I now focus on raising awareness about the impact of someone’s addiction on the family, as well as supporting those affected with their self-development and achieving a more fulfilling life.  

 

The Alcoholic in my life

My father was an alcoholic until his death in 1996, I remember the day very well. It was two months before my 21st birthday. I was working locally and I remember two policeman turning up to the office. My stomach sank, deep down I knew it had to be to do with dad.

The two policeman sat me down in the office and told me that my father had been found dead in his room that he rented, I was in total shock but didn’t realise it at the time. The words flowed, their mouths moved, but I stared like a robot and went into auto-pilot. I went upstairs to tell my boss and within minutes I left the office to go and find my mum and older sister.

His death was a double-edged sword, I loved my father as he was the only one I had. I hated him at the same time and his death quite honestly was a relief. That said, I miss him hugely.

My journey, in a nutshell