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What is the Intergroup?

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup is a not for profit organization of representatives from ACA meetings in the Chicago, SW Wisconsin and Milwaukee, and NW Indiana areas. The Intergroup’s purpose is to help people find meetings, circulate news between meetings, plan events that help unify the meetings, and provide resources to the meetings.

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What is Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA or ACoA)?

ACA is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program (adapted from the AA program) of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present (see The Laundry List, and The Problem). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today. » Read more