January Focus : Children of Alcoholics

COA Week logoChildren of Alcoholics Week 2006 is from Sunday, February 12, through Saturday, February 18. Sponsored by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), the theme of this public awareness campaign, “A Celebration of Hope and Healing,” offers the potential for resilience in children of alcoholics if caring adults support the well-being of all children, but especially those who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction in their families.

An estimated 1 in 4 U.S. children is exposed to a family alcohol problem, and countless others are affected by familial drug abuse. These young people are at increased risk of a range of problems, including physical illness, emotional disturbances, behavior problems, lower educational performance, and susceptibility to alcoholism or other addiction later in life.

Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this broad topic. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

Al-anon and Alateen
Coping with an Alcoholic Parent
(Nemours Foundation)
Does Your Mom or Dad Drink Too Much? (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Click here to search the library catalog for books. (48 titles)

Click here to browse videos on underage drinking. (106 titles)

FREE from the PIC Clearinghouse
Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with alcohol from the online PIC Clearinghouse store by clicking on the April Focus category.

Free from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Order Children of Alcoholics Week materials

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