The ACOA Laundry List These are some characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic household. Many of us are familiar with the “ACA Characteristics” or “Laundry List” of ACA behaviors. Here is a more in depth description of behaviors. THE LAUNDRY LISTS WORKBOOK Integrating Our Laundry List Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families [ACA WSO] on

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Return to Book Page. Peter Kristensen marked it as to-read May 07, We reparent ourselves with gentleness and self-love. We become addicted to excitement. Our parental wounds are unhealed and we will do anything to mask the true nature of letting go and the painful abandonment feelings brought forth.

The Laundry List: The ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Experience

Alcoholism is a family disease and we became para-alcoholics and took on the characteristics of the disease even though we did not pick up the drink. I care about me today, this lets me care about you. Miceal Corcoran added it Jan 06, Some of us have engaged in fights that go beyond mere words.

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Labels 11 and 12 1 11th step meditation 3 12 step 5 12 step audio 1 12 step results 1 12 step videos 1 12 stepping 1 12 steps 2 16 Characteristics 1 abandoholism 1 abandonment 1 abusive mother 1 aca 33 aca launrdy 1 aca audio 1 aca audio mp3 1 aca convention 1 aca goals 1 aca laundry list 1 aca myths 1 aca relapse 1 aca self help 1 aca speaker 1 aca sponsorship 1 ACA Study 1 aca support group 1 aca video 1 aca workshopr 1 ace 1 ace study 3 ACEs 1 acoa 27 acoa audio mp3 1 acoa meeting 6 acoa mom 1 acoa parents 1 acoa syndrome 1 acoa trauma 1 acodf 1 active listening 1 add 6 addicted to excitement 1 addicted to stress 1 addiction 11 addiction cure 1 addiction rates 1 addiction xcoa videos llaundry Addiction: We inhibit our fear by staying deadened and numb.


We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. After much thought and contemplation about these life changing things I came to the conclusion it is perfectly normal and I was the one that needed to adjust to the laubdry and enjoy my own life aca it is: Steve Woods marked it as to-read Jan 26, I do not need to look at my faults, that looking at my faults is a hold over from the A.

If we apply half the effort to ACA that we apply to living codependently, we will see amazing results.

Donna McCaul Thibodeau rated it liked it Sep 20, Many of us would like to deny that we have been a dominating authority figure, but we have. C Jay rated it really liked it Oct 09, I know it was in responce to the “looking at our own fault”, as if I could see anything but my faults. Penny added it Aug 05, Having to work full time and being a mom full time under these circumstances were not easy to say the least, but I dd the best that I could.

Para-alcoholics are reactors rather than actors.

Adapted version Tony A. Paul rated it it was amazing Aug 06, We have stuffed our feelings from our traumatic childhoods and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings because it hurts so much denial. Our experience shows that the opposites are just as damaging as the counterpart.


This book is a key in unwrapping the how’s, why’s, and way out for those who suffer from the Adult Children of Alcoholics malady. We could take from others what was not ours without feeling guilty.

Clare marked it as to-read Mar 24, Lists with This Book. We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism. We will find clarity and self-worth.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Claudia Black 1 dr. John Theede marked it as to-read Mar 23, The Other Laundry List. Katelyn Marie rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Elizabeth Mcdonald marked it as to-read May 17, We are dependent personalities who are terrified of abandonment and will do anything to hold on to a relationship in order not to experience painful abandonment feelings which we received from living with sick people who were never there emotionally for us 13 Our lack of drink or addiction can be a diversion.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Elaine marked it as to-read Oct 12, We become open minded to the idea that we can change with time and with help.