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Dec 23

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Janet Woltitz

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:54 PM by Jenny Levins

Last week I wrote about a friend of mine who a recovering alcoholic.  He was a member of a group called ACOA or Adult Children of Alcoholics.  You hear the phrase “adult children” a lot these days.  It can pretty much be traced back to a landmark book written by Dr. Janet Woititz in 1983.  The book is considered today to be the definitive work describing the issues adults face and experience that were raised in a family that had to deal with the effects of alcohol, drugs, and other dysfunctional behaviors.  


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