Aca Big Red Book Pdf - DopneuratantsoAdult Children of Alcoholics ACA or ACOA is an organization intended to provide a forum for individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. ACA membership has few formal requirements. ACA does not receive any outside economic contributions and is supported by donations from its members. The organization is not related to any particular religion and has no political affiliation. Tony A. The organization's name is often ascribed to Janet G.
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Just taking the time to find us, was a big first step in your recovery. We hope that you find this to be a helpful resource. Bookmark this page for future reference, and use this site as one of your recovery tools. What is ACA? ACA is based on the belief that the disease of alcoholism and family dysfunction infected us as children and continues to affect us as adults. An adult child is someone who meets the demands of life with survival techniques learned as children. Without help, we unknowingly operate with ineffective thoughts and judgments that can sabotage our decisions and relationships.
ACA does not seek to assign blame to parents or caretakers, but we seek to understand the reality of how family dysfunctions affected us as children and still affects our adult behavior today. Family dysfunction can include alcoholism, abandonment, neglect, or any type of addiction or abuse. Adult Children can identify with many if not all of the 14 characteristics below. Join the SoCal Intergroup email list send email to: announcements socalaca. What is ACA? Laundry List We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process.