Welcome to the South East Florida Intergroup website for Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA). Just taking the time to find us, was a big first step in your recovery. Spend a few minutes navigating these pages. If you can relate to any of the “Laundry List” characteristics listed below, you’re probably in the right place. We hope that you find this to be a helpful resource. Bookmark this page for future reference, and use this site as one of your recovery tools.
ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families) is a 12-Step, 12-Tradition fellowship focused on recovering from specific behavior and attitude patterns developed while growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional home.
ACA is not meant to be a substitute for other 12-Step programs but the tools we offer can be helpful in recovery. Meetings are intended to be safe places where we can share our experience, strength and hope without judgment or criticism. We have the right to listen without sharing until we are ready.
This program is grounded in spiritual guidance, not affiliated with any particular religion. We respect one another’s anonymity: who we see at meetings and what they say is treated confidentially.
We meet together to do what we have been unable to do alone. We welcome you to join us.
How It Works
As ACA becomes a safe place for you, you will find freedom to express all the hurts and fears that you have kept inside and to free yourself from the shame and blame that are carry-overs from the past. You will become an adult who is imprisoned no longer by childhood reactions. You will recover the child within you, learning to love and accept yourself.