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Newcomers of ACA

Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families

ACA is a 12 Step Program Focusing on Emotional Sobriety

We were all profoundly affected by the dysfunction in our families of origin, whether alcohol was present in the home or not. Consequently, we developed a set of "Laundry List" Traits that helped us survive that experience. These traits may have been adaptive at the time, but have now come to substantially disrupt our lives.

The ACA beginner handbook - "A New Hope" - slowly helps to bring participants out of isolation through a predictable, structured, drop-in meeting framework. This approach allows you to engage with the program resources incrementally with less likelihood of becoming overwhelmed. You can miss weeks, attending at your own pace, and still feel supported as you learn what it means to "work a program."

The handbook was created by a group of ACA Members located in Southwest Florida as a tool for a new local meeting specifically for beginners. The workbook introduces material that can be used to support and guide those attending this meeting. While there is no single path to healing the effects of childhood trauma, through ACA, they have created what they feel is a solid initial draft of a clear, concise, comprehensive ACA program overview. 

To Download Your Copy of the Handbook - Go Here
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The below are a listing of five virtual worldwide beginner meetings that use this workbook as the guideline for their meetings. 

A New Hope ACA Beginners Meeting

Global "Connections" (WEB0140)

Date/Time: Sundays - 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern U.S.

Zoom meeting link:

Zoom meeting password: 603201

Zoom phone dial-in by your location:

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Contact: Louis B -

7th Tradition Contributions:


A New Hope ACA Beginners Meeting

Sponsored by PA IG, U.S. (WEB0208)

Date/Time: Tuesdays - 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S.

Zoom meeting link:

Zoom meeting password: 161659

Contact: Justine F -


A New Hope ACA Beginners Meeting

Sydney, Australia (WEB0311)

Date/Time: Thursdays - 7:00 p.m. Australia Eastern

Zoom meeting link:

Zoom meeting password: 929692

New Hope Sydney WhatsApp Group: Click here


A New Hope ACA Beginners Meeting

Chicago, U.S. (WEB0335)

Date/Time: Thursdays - 7:00 p.m. Central U.S. / 8 p.m. Eastern U.S.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 897 4539 2689

Zoom Password: 909

Dial in: +1.312.626.6799 U.S. (Chicago)


A New Hope ACA Beginners Meeting

INDIA - New Delhi Intergroup (WEB0631)

Date/Time: Thursdays - 7:00 p.m. Asia/Kolkata (GMT +5:30)

Zoom ID: 849 5431 5693

Zoom meeting password: 466315

More Info:

Click here for complete listing for all ACA virtual meetings on WSO webpage.

Click here for complete listing for all ACA face-to-face meetings on WSO webpage.

Click here for ACA Beginners Handbook Meetings Facebook Page (ACAhope).


The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the affects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

A Personal Invitation

This is your personal invitation to come to an ACA meeting. Your presence in meetings helps us in our recovery. We know that this program works for us.

We have yet to see anyone fail who honestly works the program. This is our path to sanity, our program to serenity.

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