Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization is a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of Alcoholics break the cycle of alcoholism. ACA WSO provides support group meetings, online alcoholism support forums, newsletters, online alcoholism educational articles and is a worldwide organization.
ACA WSO mission statement: “This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for Charitable purposes. The specific purpose for which this corporation is organized is to serve the Fellowship of Adult Children of Alcoholics. It is in effect an agency created and now designated by that Fellowship to maintain services for those seeking, through Adult Children of Alcoholics, the means for arresting the emotional disease of family alcoholism. This is done by sharing information and experiences with one another and by applying to their own lives, in whole or in part, the Twelve Steps which constitute the recovery program upon which Alcoholics Anonymous is founded.”
ACA WSO has adapted the traditional alcoholics anonymous 12 step program to fit the needs of children of alcoholics. Children of Alcoholics are often predisposed genetically, socially or emotionally to have alcohol or other substance abuse problems. They have witnessed and lived through situations that only they and their peers can understand. This 12 step program and anonymous support group helps them break the cycle of alcoholism and cope with life as the child of an alcoholic.
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a non-profit organization which holds support meetings around the world for children of alcoholics and other dysfunctional families. Although the ACA is free to its members they do need funds to operate. They accept donations and can use your help.
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