Our lives didn't work; they had become unmanageable. We exhausted all the methods we thought were supposed to have made us happy, healthy, and successful. In trying to reach our desired ends, we exhausted our resources. We often lost our creativity, our flexibility, and our sense of humor. No matter what we did, the results no longer gave us the thrill, the joy, the sense of power, or the feeling of elation they once did. We were at a dead-end. Continuing the same existence was no longer an option. Nevertheless, we couldn't quite abandon the notion that if we knew just one more thing about how the world worked... So we tried one more time. With little to win, nothing to lose, we came to our first meeting.

Meetings are held every Monday night without fail! (The meeting is held on the Church's lower level. Park in the rear and enter through rear doors)

In ACOA we come to understand how our childhood experiences affect our behavior and choices today. We learn how our behavior affects others, and we learn that we can change it. Gradually, from an adult perspective, we reexamine our life decisions. This is the first step in reparenting. Ultimately we become happier, stronger, more capable, and more able to take on a proactive role. We learn to be more respectful of ourselves. The quality of our lives improves as we learn to define and communicate our boundaries and insist that they be honored. 

The Problem
Welcome to ACOA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is a  12-Step, 12-Tradition program of women and men who grew up in 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. 

125 W Church St
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone:(847) 362-2110

The Libertyville ACOA Meetings are held each Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville, IL. The church's address is:

Why We Keep Coming Back
Why We First Came to ACOA 

We take positive action. By practicing the 12 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.