Category Archives: ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

An Open Letter To The West Great Lakes Fellowship concerning ACA meetings on Facebook

The InterGroup has received a complaint about an ACA Facebook interaction. Specifically, an ACAer elected to share something personal on the ACA Facebook site. The result was bullying by several people also on this Facebook site. The ACAer felt humiliated, manipulated, and did not receive the support they were looking for.

While the InterGroup [IG] does not sanction, approve, or condone this type of bullying behavior, the IG feels that it is also important to point out the following to the Fellowship:

  • There are NO Facebook groups or sites that are affiliated with the West Great Lakes InterGroup.
  • Likewise, there are no other social media sites of any type that are affiliated with the West Great Lakes InterGroup.
  • Anonymity at the level of the press, radio, television, film, and social media [Tradition 11] is strongly suggested and recommended, IF an ACAer elects to enter Facebook or any other social media site.
  • Personal information or ‘shares’ are likely best limited to a communication with a Sponsor or Fellow Traveler or someone who knows and actively works the 12 Steps and that is trustworthy.

The IG wants to be sensitive to the needs of the Fellowship, and hence, is taking this step to inform the Fellowship of this complaint.  It is the IG’s hope that good will come from this bad situation.

Please click below for a PDF of this letter to share with your group.

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John D, Virtual Presentation on June 27th @ 10:00am CST

Midwest Regional Committee is spreading the word that IN Recovery Intergroup, serving Central Indiana and Fort Wayne, is presenting a live speaker event via Zoom, featuring John D.
Those of you who attended the 2019 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Annual Conference in October will remember that John D was our morning speaker.
John is an ACA Speaker with international experience.  He’s presented at the ACA World Conferences in San Diego, Toronto, and Malmo, Sweden.  It will be an amazing event, and there will be moderated interaction between attendees and John.
Important note:  Presentation starts at 10:00 Central Time – (Flyer is Eastern time zone)
Please share the flyer below with your ACA Fellow Travelers, and I hope to see you there as well!

Thank you,
Dave M.   (IN Recovery Intergroup)
inrecoveryintergroup@gmail.com


Detailed Meeting Information:
Date:  Saturday, June 27th
Time:  10:00am to 2:00pm Central time
Zoom Phone Number:  312-626-6799
Zoom ID: 81782689970
Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81782689970


Please Remember the times on the Flyer are Eastern Time!

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The Traveler for June 2020 has been published

Please click below for this month’s “The Traveler” newsletter from the ACA World Service Organization. As always you can receive your own copy “hot off the press” directly from the WSO by subscribing at: https://adultchildren.org/newsletter/

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New Ready Set GO!! Dates and Materials for June through October

It is incredible to see how the Ready Set GO!! program has matured since it was first introduced. There are new presentations and audio files to introduce those interested and the workbook, while still under development is maturing as well.

New dates have been added through the fall, with sessions starting in June, July and September with each session running once a week for 6 weeks. These are all virtual meetings and can be accessed by computer, smartphone and regular phone.

Please see below for a new flyer with the new dates and links to the new material. Please read it carefully so you will be prepared and have everything in hand for your meetings.

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Ready Set GO!! Materials have been updated

The draft materials for Ready Set Go are no longer available for direct download from our web site, however, a new welcome flyer is now available which points to new introductory material as well as how to get materials as you prepare to attend Ready Set GO!!

You can download the flyer from the link below. A new session is planned starting on June 6.

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New Ready Set GO!! sessions have been added in May and June

Ready Set GO!! has become a program that many Adult Children are finding valuable. Even during this time of social distancing the demand had increased. Two new virtual sessions have been added, Thursday mornings in May and Saturday afternoons in June. Please see the flyer below for details. Please also feel free to download and print out a copy for your group.

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Ready, Set, GO!! Face to face sessions have all been converted to Telephone/virtual sessions

In response to COVID-19 precautions April and June RSG Sessions have been moved to telephone and online meetings. Please refer to the flyer below for more information.

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Ready, Set, GO!! Take all 12 steps in a day to be held in Fitchburg

You are welcome to take all 12 steps in a day at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, in Fitchburg, WI on March 14, 2020 from 9 am until about 5 pm.
This one day program is a comprehensive intro to the language and concepts of the 12 steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. It can serve as a great overview if you are just getting started or a refresher if you’ve been at this for a while. Pizza will be served for lunch for a donation, the Ready, Set, GO!! workbook will be provided, and we will also explore a Loving Parent/Inner Child dialog after step 12. Click below for a flyer for additional information and to share with your group.

WHAT: Ready, Set, GO!! Take all 12 ACA steps in a day, followed by a Loving Parent/Inner Child Dialog
WHEN: March 14, 2020, 9 am until about 5 pm
WHERE: Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Madison, WI 53719
OTHER DETAILS: Lunch and Workbooks will be provided (donation accepted) RSVP or Questions to Dave S, 608-206-0442 or rsgfitchburg@gmail.com. Please RSVP so we can have enough materials on hand.

New Meeting In Milwaukee – Reparenting My Inner Child

Happy New Year Fellow Travelers,
We have a new meeting you are all welcome to participate in the Beginning of 2020. (See attached flyer)

What: Reparenting My Inner Child – (Central Coast Intergroup’s Workbook)
When: Starting January 4th, Every Saturday @ 10:00am
Where: Evangelical Covenant Church 7727 W. Center St Milwaukee WI 53222
Cost: Workbooks are $5 each (22 Chapters)
Support Provided: Experience the unconditional support we all deserved as children to become our “True Selves” living happy, joyous & free.

To be our own Loving Parents we need to have a relationship with our Inner Children. As our own Loving Parents, we have to reach out and make contact with our Inner Children because we are the adults. So while our focus is on communicating with our Inner Children, the skills we are developing in ACA are how to become our own Loving Parents.

Becoming our own Loving Parents is a way for us to review the past from our vantage points of adults and provide the fragmented children inside us with ways to develop

  • A relationship between our Loving Parent and our Inner Child
  • A solid foundation for natural emotional growth
  • A complete identity
  • A process for grieving to close the doors on the past
  • A plan to resolve the neglect, abandonment, abuse, and trauma of childhood that stunted our emotional growth so we can complete the life stages we did not finish

In doing so, we learn tools to use and get the emotional support of our ACA family that will allow us to build healthy, happy, and functional adult lives.

Click the image below for a flyer to share with your group