Children of Addicted Parents

COAP from Jing Li on Vimeo.

COAP is an online community for young people living with a family member’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviour such as gambling. Over 5,000 messages have been posted by young people from all over the UK and worldwide to the message boards.

The online dimension of COAP appeals to young people who may be reluctant to talk to friends, teachers etc., but may be willing to open up to other young people in similar situations and exchange support.

Read more from HERE

COAP message boards are now at our new home NACOA http://www.nacoa.org.uk/messageboards/

Portrait of an Addict

Portrait of an Addict from Andrew Shebay on Vimeo.

“This is a spiritual (not religious) program. SerenityStar grew from the need for sustainable recovery. Many of us in this program have spent a lifetime getting clean and losing it. We began to look at what did not work for us and then filled the holes in our program giving birth to SerenityStar Recovery. We are not a treatment center. We are a group of recovering addicts and alcoholics who are working a 12 Step program and have been called into purpose. The purpose of offering our experience, strength and hope to the next addict who wants recovery.

SerenityStar is a 6-month to 1 year program – That means you can stay as long as you need to in order to get recovery and keep it. We are different because we put your recovery back into your hands. We are not responsible for your growth or healing – you are – but we will show you what has worked for us and give suggestions on how to live differently.”

National Recovery Month


National Recovery Month (Recovery Month, September 2017, USA) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Read more from https://www.recoverymonth.gov

Alcohol & Pop Culture – podcast


Let´s Talk Drugs a ProjectKnow.com podcast.

ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content as well as the introduction of content from our sister site Child.net (launched 1998, now merged here), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer a referral service that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with use, abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

ProjectKnow.com is brought to you by Recovery Brands, LLC, a California based provider of addiction resources.


How much is too much?


Austria is a country where people like to drink.
But the path from pleasure to habit to the problem of addiction is shorter than many believe. Because the risks of alcohol are barely talked about.
This silence is finally broken with the first Austrian Dialog Week on Alcohol. For one week the subject of alcohol is discussed.

Find more from http://www.dialogwoche-alkohol.at/

by Austrian ARGE addiction prevention (May, 2017).

Age wisely

A campaign by The A-Clinic Foundation (Finland, May 2017).
“Age wisely” campaign reminds that everyone should be able to speak about their drinking and bad feelings. “Take care of yourself and others. Alcohol can come in between of relationships. At older age, alcohol can have a stronger impact. With age you should decrease or stop drinking all together. How are you? How are your friends doing?”
The A-Clinic Foundation is a non-governmental organisation and service provider founded in 1955. Our treatment and rehabilitation services, substance abuse prevention and expert services help to reduce substance abuse and other psychosocial problems. In addition, we strive to improve the standing of substance abusers and their families in society.