An Introduction

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a Twelve StepTwelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

  • The ACA program was founded on the belief that family dysfunction is a disease that infected us as children and affects us as adults.

  • Our membership also includes adults from homes where alcohol or drugs were not present; however, abuse, neglect or unhealthy behavior was.

  • We meet to share our experience and recovery in an atmosphere of mutual respect.  There are no dues or fees for membership; the only requirement is a desire to recover.

  • We discover how alcoholism and other family dysfunction affected us in the past and how it influences us in the present. We begin to see the unhealthy elements of our childhood.

  • By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on the ACA Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our own understanding, we find freedom.