Center on Addiction and the Family
The Center on Addiction and the Family (COAF, formerly known as the Children of Alcoholics Foundation) is a unit of Phoenix House focused specifically on the overlap of family issues with addiction, treatment, and recovery. COAF”s mission is to ensure that individuals, families, and professionals receive information and services that tap both individual and family strengths, and support the healing process – for everyone.
There are literally millions of Americans who have experienced parental substance abuse. They live in your town, go to your school, drive in cars next to you on the highway, and work in your office. And most of them have learned to cope, and benefit, from the challenges of their experiences.
If you are interested in learning more about how a parent’s alcohol or drug use has affected you or someone you know, click below:
- for children and teens – who may be wondering how to cope with a difficult home life
- for adults – for those who are concerned with how the past may affect the present
- for parents in recovery - those who are in recovery and concerned about their kids
- for relatives and other caregivers - those who are taking care of a relative’s children (kinship caregivers)