Adult Children of Alcoholics or Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives.

ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.

The 14 Traits of an Adult Child, also known as The Laundry List, are shown below.  If you identify with any of these Traits, you may find a home in our Program. We welcome you.

There are meetings all around the DC Metro area. Only one is listed here. National meetings:

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Monday, December 23rd, 2019, repeats every week on Monday until Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm


Unity Club, second floor

116 W Broad St Ste B
Falls Church, VA 22046