QUESTION: Does being an ACA have anything to do with how I deal with life? Does being an ACA have anything to do with how I deal with life?
Does being an ACA have anything to do with how I deal with life?
ANSWER: If you look at the list of characteristics, you will see that most areas
of your life are out of control. There is no balance in the behavior of an ACA. They don't
do life very well.
QUESTION: I have all of these characteristics, but my parents were not alcoholic.
What does this mean?
ANSWER: Behaviors are like bad habits. They are passed from generation to
generation. Ask your parents if they ever went to parent school. I would bet they
did not. Therefore, they parented you just as they were parented. Your problem is that you
got some from Mom and some from Dad and you are the combined mix of all that dysfunction.
Somewhere in your family there was an alcoholic.
QUESTION: What is the solution to this problem?
ANSWER: Find a clinician that is knowledgeable in ACA issues. If you choose to
attend ACA 12-Step meetings be aware that you are in denial and it may take more than a
few meetings for you to get in touch with the issues you need to deal with.