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.