Posts tagged ACA

Breaking Cycles- Addiction Recovery

Breaking Cycles- Addiction Recovery

I love the idea of people dropping keys of hope to others by sharing their personal stories and experiences. I am an adult child of an addict. My parent was addicted to crack-cocaine as I was growing up and struggled hard to balance having children, and succumbing to the monster of addiction. For years I […]

Mugshot of the Day

Mugshot of the Day

I google most everything. Google knows everything…all the important stuff and the junk. April 6, 2015, five days after Mother died I googled her name. I’m not sure why. I think I expected to see some kind of death notice. But I didn’t. There was nothing that let the world know my mother had passed […]

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adults who grew up in a household where one or both parents had any type of addiction may find themselves struggling with relationships in their personal lives or at work. Many ACOAs (adult children of alcoholics or addicts) want to believe that they’ve somehow escaped the clutches of the illness once they emerge into adulthood and are […]

ACA/ACOAs: Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

ACA/ACOAs: Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Yes, I said it. I have a top 9 for ACOAs. We’ve all seen some variation of characteristics that are correlated with growing up in a household affected, directly or indirectly, by a parent’s use of alcohol or drugs. Common ACOA traits include: Adult children of alcoholics judge themselves fiercely They may constantly seek approval […]