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ACA Adult Children of Alcoholics

March 2019

Special ComLINE Edition

The Special Predatory Behavior Edition of the ComLINE was just released! 

ComLINE is our quarterly publication where members, from around the fellowship, share their experience, strength, and hope (ESH) on the 12 Steps, Traditions, and Promises of ACA.  If you would like to share ESH from your own recovery journey or view current and back issues, please visit the ACA ComLINE Page.


2019 ABC/AWC News

The 2019 ABC/AWC will be held in Malmö, Sweden. More information, including about registration, can be found on the Convention Website.

ACA Annual Business Conference - April 25 & 26, 2019
ACA World Convention - April 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2019

ABC Ballot Voting
In advance of the ABC in April, meeting groups and Intergroups, worldwide, are asked to cast their opinions on whether or not each Proposal merits discussion at the upcoming Business Conference. The 14 ballot proposals are posted here. The deadline for submitting group conscience votes is March 31st.  More information can be found on the Ballot Prep Committee Page. Any questions may be submitted to [email protected]

Each Meeting and Intergroup Designates a Delegate
The business of the WSO is conducted at the ABC primarily by the Delegates, who are chosen by their group to be their representative. Some information about becoming a Delegate – the role and responsibilities – may be found on the  Delegate Training Page. This page will be updated periodically, so refer back, as needed.

The Deadline for Registering as a Remote Delegate is March 31st.

Delegate Registration and Training
All Delegates, whether in attendance or at a distance, must register first at  Trainings, and opportunities for questions and answers, will be available in the weeks leading up to the ABC. As mentioned above, all delegates may find pertinent information on the Delegate Training Page.

Delegate Training Subcommittee (DTSC)
The purpose of the DTSC is to serve as a resource to help educate Delegates and Alternate Delegates of groups and Intergroups to the ABC.  Educational documents to prepare for their role are currently available on the DTSC Webpage.  Questions may be directed to [email protected].

WSO News

ComLine Deadline Extended
The deadline to submit art, photo, and shares for the Apr 1st ComLine has been extended to March 8th.  The focus of this edition will be Steps, Traditions, and Promises 4, 5, and 6.  We'd love to hear from you!  Please include the release form with your submission; it can be found on the ComLine Page.

Know of an Inactive Meeting Still on the Meeting List?
We know that from time to time people try to attend a new meeting and no one is there.  It's frustrating - at best - when a current member of ACA has that happen, but it could be a lot more than frustrating for a newcomer.  While we would encourage people to call or email the meeting Contact before attending, they may not get a timely response.  But that shouldn't have to be a requirement.  If you know of a meeting that's still listed on our website but isn't actually happening, please send an email to [email protected] and we'll check it out as soon as possible.

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Resource Spotlight

International Literature

The ACA WSO continues to increase our support of international members and groups by now offering foreign language foundational literature.

There are efforts underway to translate our literature in many languages and some of them are getting very close to completion.  It has often been said carrying the message to adult children in their inner child's native language is the best way for them to receive it.

WSO welcomes anyone who is fluent in other languages to participate in our Literature Translations subcommittee.  If you would like more information about this important service work, please send an email to [email protected].

Featured Meetings & Events

Resolving Resentment  
March 8-10, 2019 - Bloomingdale, NJ
Event Flyer

Ready Set Go!!   
March 11, 18, & 25th - 7- 9pm (US Central Time) - Telephone Meetings
Event Flyer

34th Bi-annual Puget Sound Spring ACA Retreat
March 14-17, 2019 - Seabeck, WA
Event Flyer

32nd ACA Women's Conference  
March 22-24, 2019 - Livingston, TX
Event Flyer

Germany ACA Convention  
March 29 - 31, 2019 - South Palatinate, Germany
Event Flyer

See all the event flyers by clicking here

Meetings - ACA WSO maintains a World Meeting List of registered ACA meetings that take place in person, over the phone or online, which is updated monthly. Visit the Find a Meeting page on to search for a meeting, or for more detail on specific meeting types, visit the MeetingPhone, Skype and Internet meeting information pages.

WSO Meeting Teleconferences
The ACA WSO holds its monthly Board teleconference meeting on the second Saturday, of each month.  The meeting begins at 2pm Eastern Time; the telephone number is 712-432-0075, access code 427266#.  Minutes of past meetings can be found here.

Twelve Concepts of Service - Concept #3

"... we endow each of these elements of service with the traditional Right of Decision."  You can find the 12 Concepts of Service here.

Traveler Submissions

The Traveler Newsletter is an email publication, scheduled to be released at the beginning of each month, which highlights ACA service news and events.  If your service committee, intergroup, region, or group would like to submit a notice to The Traveler, please send an email to [email protected].  For more details, please visit The Traveler

About Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

ACA is a worldwide 12 Step / 12 Tradition program of recovery dedicated to people who were raised in dysfunctional families. ACA does not seek to assign blame to parents or caretakers, but we seek to understand the reality of how family dysfunctions affected us as children and still affects our adult behavior today.

Family dysfunction can include alcoholism, abandonment, neglect, or any type of addiction or abuse. ACA is synonymous with ACoA; Adult Children Anonymous; & Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families.

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