Adult Children of Alcoholics
Growing up in a home that is erratic, chaotic, disengaged and/or abusive leaves scars that often go unrecognized. This happens especially when the child in such a home matures into an adult who does not abuse drugs/alcohol, has a successful job and appears to have emerged unscathed. However, many ACOA's carry deep feelings of loneliness, sadness, shame, anger -- and left unacknowledged, unprocessed and unhealed, these are poisonous to relationships and life satisfaction. These are trauma wounds and can manifest in codependent behavior, shame, self-sabotage, other addictions, and excessive neediness or emotional disengagement in relationships. Targeted therapy can awaken one's innate capacity to heal and to reshape our lives with healthy patterns and emotional/spiritual growth.