Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. The ACA program was founded on the belief that family dysfunction is a disease that infected us as children and affects us as adults. Our membership also includes adults from homes where alcohol or drugs were not present; however, abuse, neglect or unhealthy behavior was.
We meet to share our experience and recovery in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We discover how alcoholism and other family dysfunction affected us in the past and how it influences us in the present. We begin to see the unhealthy elements of our childhood. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on the ACA Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our own understanding, we find freedom.
Tradition Two: For
our group purpose there is but on ultimate authority – a loving God as
expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants,
the do not govern.
Tradition Four: Each group is autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or ACA as a whole. We cooperate with all other Twelve Step programs.
Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the adult child who still suffers.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much – Helen Keller
ACA Intergroups are formed to provide a forum for conducting ACA business within a geographical area. The Intergroup helps coordinate helpline functions, public information efforts, hospitals and institutions meetings and ACA events in a given area.
A Regional Service Committee serves a similar function by helping coordinate ACA functions and fellowship business among Intergroups in a geographical area.
The Midwest Regional Service Committee can help!
You are now at the Midwest Regional Service Committee website. We serve serve and coordinate the work and needs of the Intergroups and groups in the Midwest. These Intergroups include:
This Midwest Regional Service committee is still in the process of being organized. Please stop back from time to time as we establish ourselves and the work we have to do.