Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families
updated June 2018
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.
* Yarraville VIC
Tuesdays 7:00 P.M.
via carpark at 5 Kingston St. then through main Hall
* Williamstown VIC (Steps Workbook)
Each Saturday at 10.00am
Joan Kirner House, 14 Thompson Street
* Shepparton/Mooroopna [ not confirmed ]
Sunday 5:00-6:15 pm ( Big Red Book )
Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre , The Lounge Room
23 Alexandra St, Mooroopna
Please tell us if you discover a new ACOA meeting, or if these details are incorrect . E~mail webtherapy (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au. If a new ACoA meeting is planned for Melbourne, the details will be shown here.
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.
LINKSLink to ACoA in Sydney - they have a good page for ACA links world wide. Also ACoA in Brisbane.
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.