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.”

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care from NDARC on Vimeo.

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs – A Guide for Primary Health Care Professionals, is an evidence-based resource developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Australia). You can download the document on the NDARC website – ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/supporting-pregnant-women-who-use-alcohol-or-other-drugs-guide-primary-health-care
The resource provides an overview of how to identify women who use alcohol or other drugs and support them with the treatment they may require.

The Worst Countries For Drinking During Pregnancy

Europe is the worst region in the world for alcohol consumption rates during pregnancy. A study by The Lancet linking drinking rates during pregnancy to rates of foetal alcohol syndrome found that nine of the world’s ten worst countries are in Europe. Ireland came first by a considerable distance with an estimated 60 percent of mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Infographic from Forbes and Statista

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I will drive you home


“Drunk driving is not a new problem. When ICICI Lombard decided to tackle this problem for their Road Safety Week initiative, we knew that to make any sort of a difference, we would have to do something extremely relatable and yet something that would stand out from the other work done on the subject.”
Drunk driving accidents claim in India close to 8 lives every day. While people may not know the exact number, they are more than aware about just how dangerous drunk driving could be.
May 2017
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Family Peace Foundation

CI17FPFAL – Family Peace Foundation – d15- Alcohol from Family Peace Foundation on Vimeo.

The Family Peace Foundation’s sole focus is to strive to end this grave injustice by working towards peaceful upbringings for every Australian child.

The Family Peace Foundation wants to do everything it can to keep young people safe, including protecting them from harms that might result from drinking alcohol. This fact sheet provides information for parents, guardians and older siblings about alcohol and young people.