The people hurt most by alcohol don't even use it; they are the CHILDREN of alcoholic parents. It's the innocent children who suffer when their parents abuse alcohol and other drugs. One in four children lives in a family environment where alcohol abuse or alcoholism negatively affects their world and their healthy development. The worst part is, these children cannot help themselves. There is growing evidence that living in such families during the crucial developmental years can create lifetime mental and physical health consequences, as well as confusion and fear in the present.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Their mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.
Sober St. Patrick’s Day® is proud to collaborate with NACoA to offer educational programs and support resources. www.NACoA.org