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 10/4/11 Adult Children of Alcoholics
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 10/4/11 Origin of ACOA Term:  adult child of alcoholic , ACOA, coined in  1980. ACOA’s “came out of the woodwork in droves.” They were no longer alone… no longer the only  child that lived hiding in shame and guilt envious of  classmates with “normal families.” Result:  “A movement based on a need to reveal and  a desire to heal” (Dayton, 2011).
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 10/4/11 What is an ACOA? Adult Child of Alcoholic (ACOA) It is the term given to diagnose those with a type of  post traumatic stress disorder  resulting from  traumatic childhood experiences living in the home of at  least one alcoholic guardian. These  “inner children”  carry the scars of their 
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 10/4/11 Characteristics of ACOA Isolation and fear  of authority  figures. Become an  alcoholic, marry  one, or both.
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