So they’re a thing. I had no idea.
I found a this website called Adult Children of Alcoholics. It is another 12-step program and operates like every other group meeting-setup, but this one is specifically designed for men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.
“The ACA program was founded on the belief that family dysfunction is a disease that infected 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.”
Read more about it here:
I found a lot of useful and informative stuff there.
It is an interesting thing when you realize that there is an entire organization dedicated to something that you grew up thinking was an exclusive, unique to you- kind of dysfunction….
I spent years drowning in shame because of the weight of secrecy.
I just thought it was something that I should share
in case any of you were interested in reading the information offered there.
Good stuff. 🙂