A BIRMINGHAM radio station will be auctioning off rock memorabilia in a bid to raise cash for the children of alcoholics and drug addicts.
What does COAs stand for?
COAs stands for Children of Alcoholics
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We have 17 other meanings of COAs in our Acronym Attic
- Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service
- Colorado Army National Guard
- Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee (religious blog)
- Command On-Line Accounting & Reporting System
- Creating Options Aimed At Reducung Sexual Exploitation
- Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Radiative Transfer (online calculation tool; NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA)
- Caldera OpenLinux Administration Software
- Certificate of Academic Standing (BPP Law School; UK)
- Certificate of Account Status (Texas)
- Chief of Army Staff
- City of Angels School (Los Angeles, CA)
- Clinical Observations Access Service
- Coarse/Crew Optical Alignment Sight
- College of Art and Sciences
- College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (Oregon State University)
- Complete Ophthalmic Analysis System
- Condition and Operation Advisory System
- Confessions of A Shopaholic (movie)
- Congregational Order of the Avenging Saviour
- Continuity of Operations - Alternate Site
Samples in periodicals archive:
In a weekend interview with a national newspaper, he said he was aware "that the children of alcoholics have a much better chance themselves of having a dependency problem.
But children of alcoholics are three times more likely to become dependent on booze and twice as likely to get hooked on drugs.
Janet G Woititz summed up their distinctive characteristics in her bestseller Adult Children Of Alcoholics in 1983.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa), said that more than 25% of the 36,000 calls to its helpline from January-December 2009 were from children who expressed concerns about their own alcohol intake, in addition to that of their parents.
Children are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of alcoholism in a parent, and adult children of alcoholics are in general at much greater risk for developing every type of psychiatric illness," he said.
The Children of Alcoholics literature suggests two broad interpretations for such effects.