What is an Adult Child

Adult Children of Alcoholics uses the words of fellowship co-founder Tony A. as a foundation to define the adult child personality. An adult child is someone who responds to adult situations with self-doubt, self-blame, or a sense of being wrong or inferior…all learned from stages of childhood. Without help, we unknowingly operate with ineffective thoughts and judgments as adults. The regression can be subtle, but it is there sabotaging our decisions and relationships.

ACA and How it Works.

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 effected 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 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 of Re-parenting Ourselves, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our own understanding, we find freedom.

 

Updated DEC 2014

 

Monday


6:00 – 7:30pm
Water of Life Church 3269 N Mountain Ave
Just N of Ft Lowell – In Cerf Building
Look for ACA Signs

Tuesday


5:30 – 7pm EVERY Tuesday
( Women’s meeting )  (4th Tuesday is 12 STEP Study Meeting)
Streams In the Desert Church 5360 E. Pima Street
Just West of Craycroft- off of N Woodland ave.
Look for ACA Signs

Tuesday night Women’s meeting is doing a STEP STUDY in Jan. 2015.  On the 4th Tuesdays of each month we will read and work the steps in the Yellow book.  All  ACA women are welcome to this meeting.  This step meeting will be a modification of the regular Tuesday night meeting format and will continue until the 12 Step work is complete.

 

Wednesday


5:30 – 7pm
(Red Book Study)
Streams In the Desert Church 5360 E. Pima Street
Just West of Craycroft- off of N Woodland ave.
Look for ACA Signs

Thursday


12 Step WORKBOOK Meeting  

Work all 12 steps in 14 months with a fellow traveler (Co-Sponsor)

1st and 3rd Thursdays

Streams In the Desert Church 5360 E. Pima Street
Just West of Craycroft- off of N Woodland ave.
Look for ACA Signs

2nd Thursday of each Month (NEW)

This Step-Study starting on January 8th, will be co-chaired by Marie O. and Junardi.  We will begin the first step on Thursday, January 8th at 6:00 pm, at Streams of the Desert Church in the second meeting room on the right. It will continue on the 2nd Thursday of each month until we’ve completed Step 12. This group will be open to the fellowship through the completion of Step 3, at which time it will be closed to members who have committed to the group. We welcome anyone interested in this particular step work format. If you have questions, you can contact Junardi.

Streams In the Desert Church 5360 E. Pima Street
Just West of Craycroft- off of N Woodland ave.
Look for ACA Signs

Friday


Friday 6:00- 7:30pm      (Self Parenting Focus)
Streams In the Desert Church 5360 E. Pima Street
Just West of Craycroft- off of N Woodland ave.
Look for ACA Signs

Saturday


11:00- 12:30pm   (Becoming Our True Selves)
Dove of Peace Church 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.
North on Oracle from River-Left on Roller Coaster rd.
behind Ethan Allen & in back of church.
Look for ACA Signs

12:45pm, 3rd Saturday only.
12 Step WORKBOOK Meeting.
Work all 12 steps in 14 months with a fellow traveler (Co-Sponsor)
(Follows above Becoming our True Selves meeting)
Look for ACA Signs

Sunday


New ACA Meeting forming in Jan 2015 – Stay Tuned.

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NON ACA Meeting Sun/Wed @ 1pm

 A preliminary practice group to support anyone’s somatic/body healing work.

Orienting Group Meets at Himmel Park @ 1pm.. Sunday & Wednesday

(NE corner near library/playground. Contact Alison for more details)

A preliminary practice group to support anyone’s somatic/body healing work. A helpful  tool in learning more about our selves and our nervous systems.