Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families
ACA is a 12 Step program that focuses on emotional sobriety.
We were all profoundly affected by the dysfunction in our families of origin, whether alcohol was present in the home or not. Consequently, we developed a “laundry list” of traits that helped us survive that experience. These traits may have been adaptive at the time but have now come to disrupt our lives substantially.
We recover by “working our program.”
This means attending ACA meetings and working on the Twelve Steps. The Steps are not meant to be worked in isolation, which is why we work with more experienced members, a twelve-step group, and/or our fellow travelers (others in ACA).
ACA is a spiritual program, not a religious program.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. ACA has no membership fees.
Since each meeting is autonomous and can be a different experience, we recommend that if your first meeting is not a fit for you, try other meetings before deciding if the ACA program can be helpful in your journey from discovery to recovery.
Meetings are intended to be a safe place.
We share our experience, strength, and hope; we offer compassion and understanding. We also have the right not to share unless we are ready.
We welcome you to join us.
ACA STEP STUDY
Tuesday Night ACA Step Group
Our Women Empowering Women ACA Tuesday Night ACA Group for women seeking sponsors. Since we are a new group to WEW, we have only two sponsors for ACA, and they have no opening for new ones. We are a group of women working the step together for the first time...TOGETHER. We will become the first graduates...and the first group of potential sponsors for ACA (if we choose to be). This process will go as slow as we need to to have the support and encouragement we need. We will buddy up and start with step one. You will have contact info provided for your partner and group connections at the meeting. Any material used in the meeting and required by the attendees will be provided access. Currently, the workbook is the only material needed to attend. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com referencing ACA Step Group. MEETING LEADER AND FACILITATOR: Dane