Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a registered charity (No. 1009143), founded in 1990 to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. This includes children of all ages, many of whose problems only become apparent in adulthood.
Nacoa has four broad aims:
To offer information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents
To reach professionals who work with them
To raise their profile in the public consciousness
To promote research into the problems they face and the prevention of alcoholism developing in this vulnerable group