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Unformatted text preview: 10/4/11 Adult Children of Alcoholics 10/4/11 Origin of ACOA  Term: adult child of alcoholic , ACOA, coined in 1980.  ACOAs 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). 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 10/4/11 Characteristics of ACOA  Isolation and fear of authority figures....
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