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Big Red Book Welcome to ACA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present (see The Laundry List, and The Problem). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

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Annual Business Conference (ABC):
The 2013 ABC ABC will be held April 26-28, 2013 in Birkerød, near Copenhagen, Denmark. This will be the first year for the WSO ABC to be held outside the United States of America.
Note: Sixteen proposals for possible discussion at the ABC have been received. All ACA meetings and Intergroups are requested to review these proposals and submit a group conscience vote on whether they should be included in the dicussions at the ABC. Click here for copies of the proposals and ballots, as well as other updated information about the 2013 Annual Business Conference and local facilities.

Purchase your ACA Fellowship Text (also known as the "Big Red Book" or "BRB") and the ACA 12-Step Workbook here. Go to the Shopping Cart to purchase your copy. The ACA Fellowship Text (BRB) is now also available as an e-book for the various electronic readers. Click here for further information.

A Commemorative Edition of the Adult Children of Alcoholics 12 Step Workbook, the companion to the ACA Fellowship Text, is being presented to acknowledge the Fifth Anniversary of the 12 Step Workbook's initial publication. Since its first publication in November 2007, more than 38,000 copies have been printed for ACA groups and individuals. The Commemorative is now available thru the Shopping Cart. This is a limited edition, when the current copies are sold, no more 5-Year Commemorative Editions will be printed.

At the 2012 ABC, the Cross Talk and Good Enough (Group Inventory) proposed brochures were approved for review by the fellowship. Go to the 2012 ABC web page to download/review these documents and to submit your comments.

The WSO Repository of information is now available. Information for the current month's Teleconference is currently available. We will be adding additional information on the Repository over the next few months. Go to the Repository for further information.

ACA World Services is pleased to announce the publication of two new non-English workbook translations; translations are now available in Danish and Spanish. These are in addition to the recent publishing of the ACA Fellowship Text in Finnish as announced earlier. All these translations took groups of volunteers quite some time to complete. ACA WSO oversaw the verification of the translations. We are most indebted to all who made this possible, including those in the USA who also worked many hours to get the books printed. Copies of the translated fellowship text and workbooks, along with other translated literature, are available for purchase in the ACA Shopping Cart.

Meditation Book Development Project: The WSO Literature Committee has formed a Meditation Book sub-committee to renew the development of the ACA Meditation Book. For more information, go to the Meditation Book Project page.

In Memory: We are saddened to report the loss of our ACA brother, Omer G., who died on Monday, July 9, 2012. As the WSO Handbook Committee chair since 2003, Omer led the effort in the development and publishing of both the ACA Fellowship Text and Workbook. More recently, he has been coordinating the many translation efforts of these books. We at the WSO grieve the sudden loss both of this Trusted Servant and of a friend.

The new brochures, ACA Sponsorship: Fellow Traveler, Hosting an ACA Sponsorship Workshop, and 25 Questions: Am I an ACA? are now available from the WSO office. Go to the Shopping Cart to purchase copies for your ACA meeting.

Unauthorized use of ACA email addresses and phone numbers:
The WSO Board has recently became aware that a vendor is using our confidential meeting contact information for solicitation purposes.
Click here for further information, the WSO response to this violation of the ACA Traditions, and how you can help.

Interested in starting a new ACA meeting in your local area? Click here for Guidelines to start a new meeting.
Additional literature, including a sample meeting format you can edit, are available at no cost under ACA Literature.
You can also purchase additional material, including a New Meeting Packet in a three-ring binder, from the Shopping Cart.

The WSO Board meets by Teleconference on the Second Saturday of each month. All ACA members are invited to attend. Please go to the Events page for phone number and additional information.

Want to translate ACA WSO Literature into your language? Please go to the Translations page for information on how you can help.

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