If you are a heavy drinker and have young children in the home, please seek help to quit or cut back on your drinking before your children are affected in ways that will change their entire lives. While alcohol was not involved there was plenty of chaos, instability, rage, control, poverty, name-calling, abandonment, irrationality, secrets, addictions, shame and all around craziness. My status in this area is partially why I have not blogged or recorded a video about ACOA issues to this point.Visitors to our Alcoholism site in answering the question, "How Do You Feel Growing Up With an Alcoholic Parent Has Changed You?
You may want to take this quiz to see if you have been affected by having an alcoholic parent.
Then I was very pleased when I came across the following paragraph by Dr. Woititz, the author of the book that started the ‘movement’ called ‘Adult Children of Alcoholics’…"Adult Children of Alcoholics was originally written with only children of alcoholics in mind.
Since its first publication, we have learned that the material discusses applies to other types of dysfunctional families as well.
Adult children of alcoholics guess at what normal behavior is.
ACOA’s lacked connected and concerned parental mentors who could teach them how to balance a checkbook or change their oil.