ACA meetings, while they include steps very similar to Al-anon and AA, may differ somewhat because ACA is based on the Laundry List.As to how many ACA meetings still use the steps Tony A outlined in his book, it’s unclear.
Parents are living longer, some adult children make childishness a career, and it isn’t easy to say no to a son or daughter, regardless of their age.
Then add in the grandchildren, hostages held for ransom as your child essentially blackmails you into supporting their drug and/or alcohol abuse: “Give me the money or I will kill myself,” or “they will starve,” or “we’ll be on the streets,” is the implied or actual threat, yet the money does no good.
Many women worry that they might be married to an alcoholic.
It is only natural if you feel your husband's drinking habits are impacting on your marriage.
Alcoholics are masters of deception and can keep their addiction secret for many years. However, there are signs/symptoms of alcoholism that can be seen if you know what to look for.