Updated Meeting List and Zoom Meeting Schedule

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Welcome to
Connecticut Adult Children
Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families.
2022 ACA Campout
2022 ACA Campout

From the Beginning W/Tony A. Group of ACA Invites All

Have Fun & Play w/Connection
Kayaking..Fishing..Nature Walks..Campfire Chats..Chilling!

Thursday September 15th - Sunday 18th, 2022
Salt Rock State Campground
173 Scotland Rd Baltic, CT 06330

Missed an ACA Presentation? Don't Worry! Now Available To Hear!
The Loving Parent Guidebook Event
recordings are now Available To Hear
ICYMI: Recent Meeting Changes
ICYMI: Recent Meeting Changes

as of 8/1/22
Thurs 5:45pm South Windsor Women's Meeting (CT 0127), changing from zoom-only to in-person and call-in

as of 7/1/22
Fri 6:30pm Strengthening My Recovery - Women's Meeting (CT 119), new zoom info

as of 6/16/22
Mon **5:30pm, Loving your Inner Children. Being your own Parent (CT 0138) new in-person only meeting in Milford

New In-Person Meeting in Milford!
New In-Person Meeting in Milford!

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

Intergroup Meeting
Intergroup Meeting

Next Meeting: Saturday 8/20/22 via Zoom
ID 120 626 885, Passcode solution
10 am - Noon ET

"Coming to Intergroup gave me more resources and support. I saw healthy
behaviors and had more outreach with familiar faces when I needed it."

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Never before in the history of Twelve Step programs has a fellowship brought together such a diverse group of recovering people that includes adult children of alcoholics, codependents, and addicts of various sorts. The program is Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA).

The term “adult child” is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect. The group includes adults raised in homes without the presence of alcohol or drugs. These ACA members have the trademark presence of abuse, shame, and abandonment found in alcoholic homes.

Our 30 years of experience has shown that adult children who attend our meetings, work the Twelve Steps, and find a Higher Power experience astonishing improvement in body, mind, and spirit. Ours is one of the few Twelve Step fellowships that embraces the difficult task of trauma work, which can often lead to an exciting journey to the Inner Child or True Self.

Along with sponsorship, we encourage informed counseling to help the adult child accomplish the greatest level of emotional healing from an abusive upbringing.

Resource: Excerpted from Fellowship Text pp. xii-xiii (2006).

Find a Connecticut ACA meeting near you


What is ACA?

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA or ACoA), is as an international 12 Step recovery program for individuals who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. ACA is based on the belief that the disease of alcoholism and family dysfunction infected us as children and continues to affect us as adults.

What is an “Adult Child”?

An adult child is someone who meets the demands of life with survival techniques learned as children. Without help, we unknowingly operate with ineffective thoughts and judgments that can sabotage our decisions and relationships.

The ACA Laundry List

These are some characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household.

We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures.
We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process.
We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism.
We judge ourselves harshly and have a very low sense of self-esteem

We live life from the viewpoint of victims and are attracted by that weakness in our love and friendship relationships.
We get guilt feelings when we stand up for ourselves instead of giving in to others.