People of Colour in Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of people who grew up in dysfunctional homes.
As People of Colour, we experience our ACA journey through an additional prism impacted by historical, transgenerational legacies and current issues of racism, discrimination and prejudice.
In this space, we explore the link between internalised racism, our experiences growing up and the current relationship we have with ourselves our Higher Power and others where racialised abuse, neglect and trauma continues to impact our lives.
These recovery meetings allows us to grieve the loss of our childhood, identity, and culture. We conduct an honest inventory of ourselves, families and social environments to:
1. Identify our racial wounds.
2. Heal from past trauma and manage our current oppression.
3. Experience freedom from shame and abandonment.
4. Become our own loving parents with racial sobriety.
Racial sobriety means that we have a deep intimate connection, awareness and acceptance of our identity. We live in the present, maintain perspective, seeing ourselves and others as equal members of the global human family.
By practicing the 12 Steps, focusing on the Solution, using ACA literature and accepting a Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the effects of alcoholism, family and racial dysfunction. We identify with “The Problem” and learn to live in “The Solution”, one day at a time. If you are new to People of Colour in ACA you are not alone. We welcome you to this space.