About COA Week

COA Week is a campaign to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems, celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls.

In the UK, COA Week is led by the charity Nacoa UK who provide year-round support. Please join us in our 15th year in the UK. Together we can increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available. Find out how you can help children of all ages know they are not alone.

Around the world

COA Week activities are held across the globe. Take a look at what’s happening for #COAWeek2024

COA Week Finland

Find out about Finland’s Se anhörigbarnet! (See the relative’s child) campaign in Finland launched by Stiftelsen Bensow. #seanhörigbarnet

COA Week Finland

COA Week Germany

Find out about Germany’s Aktionswoche für Kinder aus suchtbelasteten Familien by organised by NACOA Deutschland. Events are being held by many organisations across Germany this year including educational seminars, information stands, art and photography exhibitions, film screenings, and events for children such as craft sessions, a campfire rally and ice skating. #vergessenenkinderneinestimmegeben

COA Week India

Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Hospital, Udupi, India will be celebrating #COAWeek2024 with events and media awareness.

COA Week Ireland

Silent Voices – Ireland celebrated #COAWeek2023 by launching a podcast featuring the founders of the initiative. Stay tuned for this year’s events.

COA Week 2022 Ireland

COA Week Korea

Children of Alcoholics Korea, now in its third year is encouraging people to post to social media holding banners with the words ‘You are not alone’. They hope that children from addicted families, not only in Korea but around the world, will escape from their wounds, receive healing touch, and live a life of recovery. #coaweekinkorea

COA Week Korea poster

COA Week Slovenia

Mednarodni teden oktrok Alcoholikov (Children of Alcoholics Week) in Slovenia is lead by Nacoa Slovenija.

Naj ne boli – Naj se celi! – Don’t hurt, let it heal!

COA Week Switzerland

La Semaine National D’action Enfants de Parents Avec Une Addiction co-ordinated by Addiction Suisse have activities organised across Switzerland, and will be raising awareness in the Swiss media. #sortonsdusilence

COA Week Sweden

The Swedish annual week Spela Roll (Play a role) will focus on different subjects related to how to make a change for childre affected by their parents drinking. #spelaroll2024


Join the international awareness campaign to break the painful silence and offer hope to the vulnerable kids and teens impacted by parental addiction. Stop the hurt – Embrace Recovery.

Visit the NACoA USA website to find out more and join their COA Awareness Week Speaker Series of webinars.