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COA Awareness Week

February 9 - 15, 2020

Join the national – and international – awareness campaign to break the painful silence and offer hope to the vulnerable kids and teens impacted by parental addiction.  With addiction now a national health epidemic, and communities across the country struggling with ever-increasing drug overdoses, the impact on children today is staggering. Child welfare programs continue to swell because of addiction, and kinship programs are sprouting up across the country as grandparents and other family members step in to help these children in need.  While some of these children find a supportive adult who helps protect them from the worst, others may be alone and unaware that healing is possible.  As rates monitoring addiction continue to rise, we cannot afford to forget the countless children – those who are often the first hurt by this devastating disease.  The time is more important now than ever to bring these children hope, support, and ultimately healing. Be the caring and supportive adult to help make a difference that could last a lifetime.

COA Awareness Week breaks the silence that engulfs and traps kids and teens living with parental addiction and offers the chance for children at risk to become children of promise.

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Important Topics

Click below for timely and informative announcements, events, educational articles and more.

The 7Cs

Kit for Kids

12 Steps for Kids

It’s Not Your Fault

Arrows to Helping

Empowering Children to Heal

That’s Right: Addiction Is a Disease

Hope and Healing for Children of Addiction

Attitude of Gratitude

Empowering Words: I’m not the only one!

Effects of a Parent’s Drinking on Children

Understanding Abstinence, Sobriety, and Recovery