NACOA - National Association for Children of Alcoholics

PO Box 64
BS16 2UH

Tel (helpline): 0800 358 3456
Tel (admin): 0117 924 8005

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity founded in 1990 to address the problems of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. This includes children of all ages, many of whose problems only become apparent in adulthood.

Nacoa has four broad aims:
  • To offer information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents.
  • To reach professionals who work with these children.
  • To raise the profile of children of alcohol-dependent parents in the public consciousness.
  • To promote research into:
    • The particular problems faced by those who grow up with parental alcoholism.
    • The prevention of alcoholism developing in the vulnerable group of children.
Nacoa publications include the following:
  • Information for children of alcohol-dependent parents.
  • Some mums and dads drink too much...and it's frightening. Does this happen to you?
  • Making a difference - how you can help.
  • Information for teachers.
  • Information for young people.
Nacoa can provide a wide range of useful information, leaflets and contacts for support organisations. Any contact is strictly confidential and calls to the helpline are free.

Last updated on 21/07/2012