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April Is
Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol problems tend
to run in families.

If alcohol use is hurting your family, talk honestly about it, and the impact it can have on brain development for those under the age of 21.

Here are some great tools to help families discuss alcohol use and
its impact.

Parents can be the best resource for their families. Stay Informed. Be Open. Talk Often.

Alcohol Awareness Month:
Opportunities for Advocacy and Action

NACoA and two other leading voices for addiction prevention and recovery, NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) and IBH (Institute for Behavioral Health) have released a policy paper. Check it Out


NACoA and Faces & Voices of Recovery Issue Joint Position Paper on the Need for Recovery Support to Include Impacted Families and Children.


Now Available, three new Fact Cards

So many have requested printed versions of our infographics, we now have them available as fact cards: 12 Steps for Kids, 7 Facts About COAs, Core Competencies for Parents. Order Here



Herb Gravitz, PhD
Remembering Herb

An important message for Recovery Month: Families do not have to let loved ones hit "rock bottom." Read Saving Lives, Saving Families: A Look at Family Intervention by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay.

To all federal employees -- Please support NACoA's VOICE FOR CHILDREN -- Designate Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) -- #12020 when you fill out your CFC pledge.

webinarView the 2014 webinar series as well as the full 2013 Series


NACoA Leaders in ACOA Recovery Tell Their Stories

Jack Fahey
Mona Johnson
Robert Zucker, Ph.D


NACoA Co-hosted Recovery Month Luncheon with EIC
View the Luncheon program broadcast.

ACE Study
The Health and Social Impact of Growing Up With Alcohol Abuse and Related Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Human and Economic Costs of the Status Quo. Robert Anda, MD, MS, is a member of NACoA's Board of Scientific Advisors.

The Information about Drugs and Alcohol (IDA) research compendium provides access to over 100,000, bibliographic abstracts, full text articles and reports which focus on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as children of alcoholics, mental health, social marketing, employee assistance programs, and health communication issues.


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