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)

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.

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

Parents Empowered


ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
Learn more from Parents Empowered
See the archive of different campaigns run under Parents Empowered.

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