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ACA Adult Children of Alcoholics

May 2019

The 2019 ABC/AWC Was a Success!

We’d like to thank the Swedish Host Committee for their service in hosting a successful ABC/AWC.

Adult Children from around the world converged in Malmo, Sweden recently for the ABC and 4th annual ACA World Convention.  Representatives from 24 countries were in attendance; 20 delegates participated remotely.  The AWC was rich with speakers and workshops.

2019 AWC Workshops and Speakers – Audio downloads (MP3) of convention speakers and workshops will be available this month for purchase and download.  They will be posted soon at Shop.AdultChildren.Org.  Audio from previous years are available there as well.


2020 ABC/AWC
The 2020 ABC/AWC will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.  Up to date information can be found on the ACA World Convention Site.  “Worth It Tee Shirts” can be ordered by emailing [email protected].

Keeping the Meeting List Current
We know that from time to time people try to attend a meeting, no one is there and find out later the time or place had changed.  It can frustrating; for a newcomer, it can be discouraging.  Groups are asked to keep their contact information current by making any needed changes as soon as possible and checking information at least once a year.  More information can be found on the Meeting Changes page.  If you happen to know of a meeting that’s still listed on our website but isn’t actually happening or to update your meeting’s contact information, please send an email to [email protected].

Attention Intergroups and Webmasters
We can now update your meeting lists in bulk.  For more information, please send an email to [email protected].

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?
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Public Services Committee (PSC)  Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Public Services has completed the production of 2 PSAs that are ready for immediate distribution to radio stations and other public broadcast venues. They are completely anonymous and can also be used on any public media platform including internet websites and social media to let people know about ACA and attract them to our fellowship.  The PSAs can be found here.

Forwarding the Traveler to Friends
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Daily Meditation from Strengthening My Recovery
WSO has added a daily email with the Meditation of the Day from Strengthening My Recovery.  You can sign up to receive the meditation email here.  You will need to sign up for this separately from The Traveler Newsletter email.


Share Your Experience, Strength, and Hope with Our Global ACA Family

The ComLine staff welcomes up to 500-word shares, your thought-provoking poems, and creative artwork or photography.  The deadline for the July 2019 issue is May 31.

You can find ComLine samples, submission information and the release form on the ComLine Page.  We look forward to sharing your thoughts and images.


Ready, Set, Go! – 5 Week Session
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – La Grange, IL
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Sponsorship Workshop   
Saturday, May 4th – 1-4pm – Walnut Creek, CA
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Massachusetts IG 3rd Annual Spring Gathering
Sunday, May 5th – 1-4:30pm – Worcester, MA
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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 Board holds its monthly teleconference meeting on the second Saturday, of each month, using Zoom, at 2pm Eastern Time. For more information, including agendas, previous minutes, the Zoom meeting ID, and telephone access numbers, please visit the ACAWSO.ORG website.

7th Tradition

ACA WSO is grateful for your contributions that help us do that vital work. Check out our flyer titled “Where the Money Goes” to see how we utilize your contributions to carry the ACA message around the world. Please consider making a monetary contribution to help the next ACA receive the gift of recovery.  Contributions can be made online, by calling at 562-595-7831, or by mail payable to ACA WSO, 1458 E 33rd Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755.


Throughout our structure, a Right of Petition prevails, thus assuring us that minority opinion will be heard and that petitions for the redress of grievances will be carefully considered.  You can find the 12 Concepts of Service here.


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


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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