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/

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)

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.”

Drink, Work and Me


“Drink work & me aims to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol by offering information and support to you and your family”.

It is the Drink, Work and Me vision that every employee working in Northern Ireland will have insight into the impact of alcohol, and the supports available to reduce alcohol related harm.
We hope to achieve our aim through a programme of education, training and treatment.

Find more from http://www.drinkworkandme.com/

Choose Zero


“That’s the no-nonsense message going out to people across Gloucestershire this summer as part of a campaign against the scourge of drink-driving.
And a video that shows the potential consequences of driving above the limit and risking your life and the lives of others.
It’s a mannequin challenge with a serious message.”

Source: http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/choose-zero-watch-hard-hitting-111603

By Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

Your life, your dream, your decision.


During the Aktionswoche Alkohol, which took place nationwide (Germany) from May 13 to 21, 2017, the Blue Cross Germany launched its campaign “Your life. Your dream. Your decision. ”

The aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the issue of addiction and encourage people affected by addiction not to forget their dreams, to take up the fight against addiction and to make a decision for a self-determined life. All information about the campaign as well as all five short films can be found on the website: www.deine-entscheidung.com