Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes. We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. Sep 30, · Definition of 'Adult Children' According to the Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization (WSO) website, the term "adult children" refers to adults who were raised in alcoholic homes, "who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect." 1 Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
In Adult Children of Alcoholics Dr. Woititz shares her observations of the impact alcoholism has on children gleaned from professional research and personal experience as the wife of an alcoholic /5(K). The Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics. Two important individuals in the awareness-raising of the issues adult children of alcoholics were Tony A, author of The Laundry List and founder of the original twelve-step group for adult children of alcoholics (now ACoA) and Janet Woititz, author and psychologist. Each developed a list of Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.
This webpage is sponsored by the ACA Oregon Intergroup, acting as a support body for area ACA meetings by providing outreach to persons identifying with "The Problem," and supporting the ACA program in Portland, Gresham, St. Helens, Salem, Ashland, Medford, Eugene, and . Aug 16, · Adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) have higher rates of specific mental health issues. This includes an increase in rates of depression, substance abuse, and challenges in interpersonal.