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/

You, your child and alcohol

you your child and alcoholYou, your child and alcohol is a booklet that offers parents advice and guidance on how to discuss alcohol with their child and encourages them to think about how their relationship with alcohol can influence their children.

The booklet was originally developed as part of a campaign by the Public Health Agency, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Policing Board to tackle the issue of underage drinking.

Read more from Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland)

Download the booklet

Through child’s eyes

Being on holiday dinner as a child is something very different from being there as an adult, something you easily forget when to enjoy themselves and have a good time on vacation.

To know what Lukas (6) noticed while on holiday dinner with his parents, move around (left and right) on this Youtube video.

By AV-OG-TIL (Norway, June 2017)

Young and Alcohol Free

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Aiming to increase young people’s awareness of alcohol-related harm and encourage them to lead an alcohol-free lifestyle, the Department of Health (Hong Kong) launched the “Young and Alcohol Free” publicity campaign last year and the GIF design contest is one of the key initiatives of the campaign. Submissions were invited in March this year and nearly 200 animated GIF entries were received under two categories, namely the Family Category for local primary school students along with their parents, and the Secondary School Category for students from secondary schools. Prizes in each category, including the Best Animated GIF Award, the Most Popular Award and the Most Active Participating School Award, were presented at today’s ceremony.

Read more http://www.info.gov.hk

A complete list of all award winners is available on the DH’s “Change for Health” website. For details, please visit www.change4health.gov.hk/en/alcohol_aware/youngandalcoholfree/gifcontest/index.html

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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.


No Party Parents


The #NoPartyParents campaign goal is to deter underage drinking at house parties by showcasing what social host situations can look like and the fines that are associated with them. The social host ordinance holds homeowners and “party parents” responsible when they supply minors with the location to consume alcohol. The #NoPartyParents campaign serves as a tool for parents and children to discuss candidly situations where adults may be harming minors and others by providing a place to gather and consume alcohol.

Find more http://nopartyparents.com/

By SACADA – Circles of San Antonio Coalition