Adult Children of Alcoholics Group Now On-Line

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KermTzu

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Feb 5, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/5/97
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Hello, fellow recoverees. I am writing here with the hopes of bringing
a very important newsgroup to life. The newsgroup I am talking about is
the alt.recovery.adult-children newsgroup, or the Adult Children of
Alcoholics (ACOA) newsgroup.

I know, most of you are thinking, I'm an alcoholic, so why do I need
ACOA? Well, most alcoholics in this world are also children of
alcoholics (my father is an alcoholic, and his father was an alcoholic,
and I'm not sure how far back it goes). My point is that a lot of pain
and sorrow that you use alcohol to hide is probably caused by your being
an ACOA.

I am trying desperately to keep this newsgroup going because I know that
so many people out there are ACOAs and need to talk to other ACOAs in
order to deal with the repressed anger, rage, pain and sorrow.

I hope you all will at least consider reading this group and maybe you
will even be so moved that you will have to write something yourself.

Thanks,

Melissa

Ricky R.

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Feb 5, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/5/97
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KermTzu <Ker...@prodigy.net> wrote:

>Thanks,

>Melissa

I got to AA because of selfishness, self-centeredness and drinking
alcohol...........not because my father is alcoholic.


Ricky Russell ric...@ballistic.com

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anon-...@anon.twwells.com

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Feb 5, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/5/97
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Melissa,

I grew up in a very rigid shame based Catholic family. Neither of my
parent's drank but instilled a lot of guilt and shame on all of their
children.

My siblings and I grew up either abusive or with dependency problems. My
brother was very abusive towards his children. I developed both chemical
and sexual addictions. Though I realize these were my own choices and only
I can correct my course from here on out, I believe understanding these
child hood issues are very important. Not to lay blame on my parents but
for the sake of understanding.

Is there room in ACOA for adult children who were severely shamed by their
parents though their parents were not alcoholic?


> From: KermTzu <Ker...@prodigy.net>
> Newsgroups: alt.recovery.aa; alt.recovery.addiction.sexual;
alt.recovery.compulsive-eat; al.recovery.codependency; alt.recovery.na
> Subject: Adult Children of Alcoholics Group Now On-Line
> Date: Wednesday, February 05, 1997 4:50 AM
>
> Hello, fellow recoverees. I am writing here with the hopes of bringing
> a very important newsgroup to life. The newsgroup I am talking about is
> the alt.recovery.adult-children newsgroup, or the Adult Children of
> Alcoholics (ACOA) newsgroup.
>
> I know, most of you are thinking, I'm an alcoholic, so why do I need
> ACOA? Well, most alcoholics in this world are also children of
> alcoholics (my father is an alcoholic, and his father was an alcoholic,
> and I'm not sure how far back it goes). My point is that a lot of pain
> and sorrow that you use alcohol to hide is probably caused by your being
> an ACOA.
>
> I am trying desperately to keep this newsgroup going because I know that
> so many people out there are ACOAs and need to talk to other ACOAs in
> order to deal with the repressed anger, rage, pain and sorrow.
>
> I hope you all will at least consider reading this group and maybe you
> will even be so moved that you will have to write something yourself.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Melissa
>


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Apr 11, 2014, 10:20:09 AM4/11/14
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On Wednesday, February 5, 1997 2:00:00 AM UTC-6, KermTzu wrote:
> Hello, fellow recoverees. I am writing here with the hopes of bringing
> a very important newsgroup to life. The newsgroup I am talking about is
> the alt.recovery.adult-children newsgroup, or the Adult Children of
> Alcoholics (ACOA) newsgroup.
>
> I know, most of you are thinking, I'm an alcoholic, so why do I need
> ACOA? Well, most alcoholics in this world are also children of
> alcoholics (my father is an alcoholic, and his father was an alcoholic,
> and I'm not sure how far back it goes). My point is that a lot of pain
> and sorrow that you use alcohol to hide is probably caused by your being
> an ACOA.
>
> I am trying desperately to keep this newsgroup going because I know that
> so many people out there are ACOAs and need to talk to other ACOAs in
> order to deal with the repressed anger, rage, pain and sorrow.
>
> I hope you all will at least consider reading this group and maybe you
> will even be so moved that you will have to write something yourself.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Melissa

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for opening up this topic.

You said in your initial post, "I know, most of you are thinking, I'm an alcoholic... " Are most ACOAs alcoholics? Both my wife and I are ACOAs are aren't addicted to any substance but have ACOA traits. Just wondering if we are an anomaly.

Thanks,
Bryan
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