Addiction Awareness Week | Taking Action on Addiction
Nacoa is a proud key partner of Addiction Awareness Week | Taking Action on Addiction, 28 October – 4 November.
With the The Forward Trust and other key charities, we are joining together to take action on addiction.
We believe that perceptions of addiction need to change. So we need to build compassion and understanding around addiction. We then need to support people to ask for help without judgement.
Anyone can be affected by addiction and everyone deserves the help they need to overcome it.
At Nacoa, we know that children and family members should never be forgotten. Especially when recovery for their parent has not been possible.
Get involved with an amazing schedule of events – go to Taking on Addiction.
Nacoa | Addiction Awareness Week
Nacoa will share a unique story every day during the campaign. New articles by Nacoa volunteer authors will explore key themes:
Josh – Me and my dad
Steph – My Mum’s battle with alcoholism
Francesca – The forgotten impact of parental alcoholism
Harriet Strange – People ask me why I don’t drink
Addiction must be treated as a serious mental health condition.
Promote understanding of addiction, and recovery so more people can ask for help.
Do not accept addiction stigma
Special live event:
Join a special Lunchtime Live with Chanita Stephenson, Lorri Haines, Josh Connolly, and Matt Thomas.
12pm, 1st November | @NacoaUK Instagram Live
Everybody knows somebody affected by someone else’s addiction
In our Lunchtime Lives discussions, we meet people who have changed the lives of children of alcohol-dependent parents through their advocacy and heroism. And in this special Addiction Awareness Week event, will are opening a multi-faceted discussion with very special guests.
The Instagram live will start with new Nacoa ambassadors Chanita Stephenson and Lorri Haines on a discussion about how they came to this work. Joining then will be Josh Connolly on the Nacoa Instagram channel. Followed by Matt Thomas from The Forward Trust – one of the key masterminds behind the the campaign week.
This will be an emotional and inspiring discussion especially for Taking Action on Addiction. Look forward to seeing you there!
To support Nacoa in our campaign work, you can become a member for as little as £3 a month.
Tune in by following on Instagram: Chanita Stephenson, Lorri Haines, Nacoa UK and Action on Addiction. Then open the app at the time of the event and the Live sticker will appear at the top of your screen.
Sign up for Members Social+ | Addiction Awareness Week 2023
730pm, 1st November | @NacoaUK Instagram Live
It’s Addiction Awareness Week next week, and this year the theme is ‘everybody knows somebody’. Members are coming together to highlight the challenges faced by COAs and how hidden these children are despite their prevalence.
Members Social+ is a signature online event dedicated to our much valued Nacoa members. It is time to hear from special speakers, and share a space to connect with Nacoa’s work.
For this special Addiction Awareness Week social, a fantastic line-up includes:
- Josh Connolly, Nacoa ambassador
- Kathryn Georghiou, the wonderful actor and director will be speaking about the release of her hit film ‘Changing Tides’
- Quint Boa, leader in the world of animation, video production and animation, Quint and colleague Billy will present on a recent collaboration creating a mini-documentary for Nacoa featuring patron Calum Best.
There will also be time for optional breakouts to get to meet fellow members. Then opening space to discuss the theme of this week’s Addiction Awareness Week – ‘Everybody knows somebody.’
How to join the event
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