Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families
updated February 2014
A DEFINITION OF OUR PROGRAM
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS is a spiritual program based in 12-Steps and 12-Traditions offering "a day at a time" recovery from compulsive patterns rooted in childhood, the results of growing up in alcoholic or dysfunctional families.
We recover by using the 12-Steps as tools to reparent our inner child and to build a healthy self-identity.
ACoA/ACA is not allied with AA, Al-Anon or any other program, institution or facility. We cooperate with all 12-Step programs and with professionals in the field of alcoholism, chemical dependency and codependency treatment, seeking to "carry the message" to all who may still suffer.
There are no dues or fees for ACoA/ACA membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. ACoA/ACA has no opinion on outside issues, neither endorses nor opposes any causes, therapies or enterprises. Our primary purpose is to recover from the effects of family dysfunction and to carry the recovery message to all who suffer.
The Twelve Steps of ACOA
The Twelve Traditions
For more information on ACoA check out the FAQ section on the world service home page, or do an internet search, there are lots of useful pages on the web, and come along to a meeting; there's plenty of ACoA literature and a different topic discussed every week.
* Abbotsford VICTORIA
Second and last Saturday each month 5:00 P.M. "Collingwood ACA"
Collingwood Library Meeting Room at 11 Stanton St.
* BRISBANE QLD.
Saturdays including public holidays at 9.00am - 11.00am
featuring the John Bradshaw, Adult Child therapist
video series: "The Family""The Homecoming""Creating Love"
'Biala' Community Health Centre
Level 7, 270 Roma Street cnr May Street (parking available)
email: acabrisbane [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au
Please tell us if you discover a new ACOA meeting, email webtherapy (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au. If a new ACoA meeting is planned for Melbourne, the details will be shown here.
You can always check out the Aussie meetings list at the ACA World Service Website and www.adultchildren.org. Al-Anon conducts similiar adult-children meetings in Melb. and regional Victoria. And Codependents Anonymous (CoDA) have meetings in Melbourne.
Check out the old ACOA page. It contains some useful links.
We encourage you to come along and meet others who are working to overcome the problem and live in the solution, one day at a time.