Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes. We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. For example, most daughters of alcoholic fathers reach stage three when they are twelve years old. (Approximately 60 percent of the adult daughters in this study had an alcoholic father only.) Daughters of two alcoholic parents typically admit the drinking problems when they /5().
Dec 20, · Adult children of alcoholics often have depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and feelings of shame. “They may believe on some level that they did something to Author: Jen Uscher. Sep 30, · Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics Definition of 'Adult Children'. The same characteristics have been found in adults who were raised in homes where there Common Characteristics. Over the years, those who have studied the "adult child" phenomenon have compiled a .