Category Archives: ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for May and June 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning in May, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for March and April 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning at the end of March, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found on the ACA World Service Organization calendar at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

West Great Lakes IG Annual Conference Planning Committee

Hello Fellow Travelers 

It’s that time again…to start planning for another fabulous West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Conference in October of 2022.  Our first planning meeting will be on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 PM CST via Zoom. We will be sending out more info including the Zoom ID and Password in  early March. We are planning to do a hybrid conference…Live in Deerfield Illinois …”Higher Power willin’ and the Covid don’t rise!” With Zoom capacity for those unable to attend in person.


Please join us the second Sunday afternoon in March to help with planning.

Please send an email to liz.n@wglaca.org if you are interested so you will be notified when the zoom link for the planning committee meeting is available.

From Brokenness to Healing In-Person Retreat

Discount Price extended through 3/6

Join us in retreat for “From Brokenness to Healing on the weekend of April 8-10 at Lutherdale Conference Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

We will start on Friday night at 6:00 PM with Pizza (you can come as early as 4 PM) and stay until noon on Sunday.

Program, Food and Lodging for the whole weekend will be $250 (with $10 extra for special dietary needs). If you register by March 6, we’ll take $25 off the price for early registration. We’ve only got room for about 40 people so get those registrations in!

For those who can’t make the whole weekend there is a Saturday only option including Food (lunch and dinner) and program. This is $50 with a $4 extra for special dietary requests.

Retreats are a wonderful way of adding to one’s own journey in personal recovery! The ability to take a weekend for self reflection, learning, laughter, tears, fellowship, and peace is a blessing that we give to ourselves! Please come for the weekend or even for Saturday!

Matt W from North Barrington, and Ellie W and Lolo from Libertyville will be our facilitators.

More information is at the new Retreats committee website at https://retreats.wglaca.org and on the Retreat Flyer (see below).

To register or to give a 7th Tradition donation to help support scholarships go to https://registration.wglaca.org.

WGLACA-April-2022-in-person-retreat-flyer

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The Traveler for January 2022 has been published

The Traveler for January 2022 has been published. You can read this month’s edition by clicking on the image above. If you would like to have The Traveler as well as some of the other email publications from the ACA World Service Organization delivered directly to your email inbox you can create or modify your subscription here: https://adultchildren.org/newsletter/

New Year Phone Meeting 2021-2022

Holidays can be stressful for some, particularly all those holidays around the New Year. From Friday 31st December 2021 @ 5:00 am – Sunday 2nd January 2022 @ 3:00 am EST you are invited to join in an ACA telephone meeting. For more information and call in information navigate to the ACA WSO calendar at https://acawso.org/calendar/2022-new-years-eve-and-new-years-day-phone-meeting-marathon/

Audio Recordings for the 2021 ACA World Convention are now available

The audio recordings of presentations from the 2021 AWC are now available online. Listen to

  • The Loving Parent Guidebook – An Introduction
  • Boundaries for ACA
  • From Trauma to Healing to Thriving
  • and much much more

These recordings as well as accompanying materials can be downloaded for free at https://adultchildren.org/2021-awc/. For those who are so moved there is a button to make a 7th Tradition donation.

You are invited to the Toronto ACA Annual Conferece

We have been invited to join the folk in Toronto at their Annual Conference on November 6 and 7. For many of us we discovered that we needed ACA Recovery through relationships that were not working for a whole bucket load of reasons. The Theme for the Toronto conference will be “Relationships in ACA Recovery.” Please see below for a descriptive flyer for the event and for the event schedule.

Please note: if you’d like to attend you will need to pre-register. There is a link at the bottom of the Event Flyer.