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ACA History

  • “Adult Children of Alcoholics officially was founded in 1978 in New York.”
  • “The concept of  Adult Child came from the Alateens who began the Hope for Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting. The original members of our fellowship, who were over eighteen years old, were adults; but as children they grew up in alcoholic homes. Adult Child also means that when confronted, we regress to a stage in our childhood.” ACA History – an interview with Tony A., 1992.”
  • ACA’s history is included in the pre-Chapter 1 section of the Fellowship Text and the ACA Early History trifold on the free Literature page
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