We are glad you found us! The ACA Tennessee Intergroup can help you find telephone numbers for live meeting representative connects and/or physical meetings near you if you live anywhere in Tennessee, North Alabama, or Southern Kentucky. We are a group of 50 meetings in Tennessee, 3 in North Alabama, and 1 in Southern Kentucky.
This website is a resource and a safe place to learn more about the healing Twelve Step recovery program called Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA). ACA is for adult children of alcoholics and all other types of dysfunctional families. ACA members are adults who continue to be impacted by the abuse, shame, and abandonment issues caused by being raised in dysfunctional homes. You do not have to have been raised with alcoholism or drug addiction to join ACA or attend our meetings; anyone that grew up in a dysfunctional home is welcome.
ACA members exhibit traits that reveal past abuse, neglect, or trauma. Recovery from the effects of family dysfunction begins when one adult child sits across from another sharing experience, strength, and hope. ACA members experience new coping skills and feelings of self-esteem and self-respect often grow when meetings are attended regularly. Part of the recommended ACA healing process is connecting with our inner child again and beginning to re-parent ourselves. The re-parenting process of learning to love your inner child creates feelings of safety and trust that were previously unavailable. Adult children understand dissociation, codependence, obsession, and compulsion like few others. Some ACA members have been diagnosed with addictions, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, dissociative states, and other emotional or mental issues.
To have someone call or email you with more information about ACA or how to find an in-person meeting, please fill out the Contact Us form on this site.