ACA is a 12 Step / 12 Tradition program of recovery dedicated to people who were raised in dysfunctional families. 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. ACA is synonymous with ACoA; Adult Children Anonymous; & Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families.
Adult Children can identify with many (if not all) of the 14 characteristics below. This list of common traits is affectionately known as the “Laundry List”.
Did you grow up with a problem drinker, user, or otherwise dysfunctional family member? Not quite sure why you feel and behave the way you do?
There are many meetings in the San Diego area. There is probably one near you.
Get involved with our ACA Community. Experience the priceless gift of serenity.