Category Archives: Literature

The Problem

Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household. We had come to feel isolated and uneasy with other people, especially authority figures. To protect … Continue reading

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The Laundry List

The fourteen traits of an adult child: We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process. We are frightened of angry people and any personal criticism. We either … Continue reading

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The Solution

The Solution is to become your own loving parent. As ACA becomes a safe place for you, you will find freedom to express all the hurts and fears you have kept inside and to free yourself from the shame and … Continue reading

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The Steps

We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our … Continue reading

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The Traditions

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery dependsĀ on ACA unity. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not … Continue reading

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The Promises

  We will discover our real identities by loving and accepting ourselves. Our self-esteem will increase as we give ourselves approval on a daily basis. Fear of authority figures and the need to “people-please” will leave us. Our ability to … Continue reading

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