Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a registered charity (No. 1009143), founded in 1990 to address the needs of children affected by a parent’s drinking or 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 for children affected by a parent’s drinking
- To reach professionals who work with them
- To raise their profile in the public consciousness
- To promote research into the problems they face and the prevention of alcohol use disorder developing in this vulnerable group
Find out more about our people helping us achieve this.
Our helpline services are committed to The Nacoa Promise.
1 in 5 children in the UK are affected by their parents’ drinking
You are not alone
Alcohol problems often become the family secret, hidden from the outside world. This leaves children isolated and alone with no one to turn to.
We are here to help.