What is ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics?

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-step program for anyone who has grown up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home, which could include abuse, neglect, or other unhealthy behavior. We share our experience and recovery in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Reliance on God to help in this recovery is paramount. In ACA we learn to focus on ourselves with a willingness to work the 12-Steps so that we can grow emotionally and spiritually. What we don’t do in this meeting is criticize, offer advice, or violate the anonymity of others. ACA is a safe place to share and build a personal support network. We also follow the Twelve Traditions in our dealings with others. This meeting at First Lutheran Rock Island was started to provide a meeting place on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities. There are currently 2 other ACA meetings during the week in Iowa, on Saturday morning and on Wednesday night. The only requirement to attend is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. For more information about ACA go to www.adultchildren.org. The contact person for this meeting is Elizabeth R. (309) 798-8540, cell. The meetings are held in the dining room of the Parish House 7-8pm, Tuesdays except the 3rd Tuesday of the month we meet in the basement of the church.