Welcome to ACA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is an
anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition
program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet
with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common
experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present
(see The Laundry List, and The
Problem). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps,
focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our
understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.
The Laundry Lists and Their Flip Sides
At the 2014 ABC, the fellowship approved the development of
this document as WSO Approved Literature. It has subsequently been reviewed and approved by the WSO board for
consideration by the fellowship. Click here for further information and to access this document for review.
The WSO hopes to present the final version of this document at the 2015 ABC for approval.
2015 Annual Business Conference
Where will the 2015 Annual Business Conference (ABC) be held?
Could it be in your city? Click here for more information.
A bigger, stronger hardcover along with the
pocket sized version of Strengthening My Recovery (Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families) are now available.
Purchase a copy of Strengthening My Recovery (Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families), ACA Fellowship Text (aka the "Big Red Book" or "BRB") and the ACA 12-Step Workbook from our Shopping Cart. The BRB is also available as an e-Book. Click here for more information.
The pricing and availablilty of the WSO Tri-Folds has changed effective March 10, 2013. Go to
the Shopping Cart Info page for more information.
Interested in starting a new ACA meeting in your local area? Click here for
Guidelines to start a new meeting.
Additional literature, including a sample meeting format you can edit, are available at no cost
under ACA Literature.
You can also purchase additional material, including a New Meeting Packet in a three-ring binder,
from the Shopping Cart.
The WSO Board meets by Teleconference on the Second Saturday of each month. All ACA members
are invited to attend. Please go to the Events page for
phone number and additional information.
Please only bookmark www.AdultChildren.org, as
other links within these pages may become obsolete. Thanks!
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