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.

 

Complete list of Tucson ACA meetings here

 

 

 

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 – 7:00pm
(1st Step Meeting)  All ACA members are welcome

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


5:45 – 7:00pm
(Women’s Meeting)

St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River Rd. room #41
NW corner of Swan/River Rd.
Look for ACA Signs

Wednesday


6pm – 7:30pm
(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


2nd Thursday of each Month (ACA Yellow Book Step Meeting)
This Step-Study meeting will be co-chaired by Marie O. and Junardi.   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.
  ACA  “Laundry List WORKBOOK” Meeting.

  Purchase at Saturdays meeting or at Adultchildren.org

Work the Laundry List Workbook with a fellow traveler (Co-Sponsor)
(Follows above Becoming our True Selves meeting)
Look for ACA Signs