Adult Children of Alcoholics is a Twelve Step program. The term “adult child” is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect. The group includes adults raised in homes without the presence of alcohol or drugs. These ACA members have the trademark presence of abuse, shame, and abandonment found in alcoholic homes.
Anyone who can meet at Biala, Fri 12.30, Sat 10, Sun 2.45pm (Fridays group is on the 3rd floor)
- Our 30 years of experience has shown that adult children who attend our meetings, work the Twelve Steps, and find a Higher Power experience astonishing improvement in body, mind, and spirit. Ours is one of the few Twelve Step fellowships that embraces the difficult task of trauma work, which can often lead to an exciting journey to the Inner Child or True Self. Along with sponsorship, we encourage informed counselling to help the adult child accomplish the greatest level of emotional healing from an abusive upbringing.
- All types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual); addiction to control; co-dependency
The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.