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The ACS WSO has a new office Location


2017 Annual Business Conference/ACA World Convention Host Selected

2017 Annual Business Conference/ACA World Convention 

 2017 Call for Group Conscience Proposals for the ABC  

2016 ABC/AWC Special Edition ComLine Available for Download


Literature News

NEW NEW!!    The Digital ACA Meditation Book    NEW NEW!!

Get Your ComLine here! 

Twelve Step Workbook Update 


 World News  

Monthly European Committee Meeting   

Intergroups Discount Roll Out






August 2016

Dear Fellow ACA Members,

ACA’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), is the annual gathering of delegates from ACA groups and intergroups to transact the business of ACA.  

At the ABC, the delegates consider fellowship proposals for possible action at the world service level. During the ABC, delegates also receive reports from the ACA World Service Organization (WSO) and its committees.

Each year the ACA WSO holds our Annual Business Conference (ABC) and ACA World Convention (AWC) in April. 

The 2017 ABC/AWC will be held April 20-23, 2017.

Prior to the ABC, registered ACA Groups and Intergroups around the world are able to submit Group Conscience Proposals (GCP) for changes to improve ACA. These proposals are then turned into ballots and sent out to all ACA groups worldwide, and if they receive enough votes, are then placed on the agenda to be discussed and considered at the Annual Business Conference. If your group has a proposal that they would like the ACA fellowship to consider placing on the agenda at the 2017 ABC, then please:

  1. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Request_for_Proposals to submit a proposal.
  2. Fill in the form per the instructions indicated. 
  3. All proposals must be received by the WSO by September 30, 2016.  This is a much earlier deadline than in recent years, which is why your group is receiving this email now. The reason for the earlier date is to allow enough time for proposals to be analyzed for impact and translated for international groups. 
  4. After all proposals are reviewed, clarified, an impact analysis is written, and the translations are completed, they will be sent out in a Group Conscience (GCB) Ballot on or about December 2, 2016.  The Group Conscience Ballots are due in to WSO’s online survey site by February 28, 2017.
  5. Proposals that receive at least a 2/3rds affirmative vote will then be placed on the agenda for the delegates to consider at the 2017 ABC. 

In addition, the WSO will host the ACA World Convention immediately after the ABC at the same location. The location has not yet been determined. That information will be sent out and posted on the ACA website as soon as it is known. If you have any questions about this process, please send an email to either  abc@adultchildren.org or ballotprep@acawso.org

Yours in Service,

The 2017 ABC and Ballot Preparation Committees 



Monthly European Committee Meeting

European Committee Monthly Meeting First Saturday of the Month. All are welcome. Click for agenda. For the Conference Call details please check here.


Intergroups Discount Roll Out

The Intergroup discount is open.  The minimum Order amount has been lowered to 100$.

Information about a 30% ACA Literature Discount for Intergroups is here.

Designated Trusted Servants will receive confirmations of their enrollment shortly after the registration from is processed on our end, and then they can start placing Intergroup orders immediately.

 Twelve Step Workbook Update  

Twelve Steps of Adult Children Workbook update: Fellowship request that Steps Six through Twelve be expanded with additional questions and exercises. 

Please submit suggestions for additional questions and exercises for Steps Six through Twelve of the Twelve Steps Work book (yellow workbook) to litstaff@adultchildren.org.

  ComLines Available for Download

Get Latest 2017 Comline Issues here.

The 2016 Fourth Quarter ComLine is here.

The 2016 Third Quarter ComLine is here.

The 2016 Second Quarter ComLine is here.

The 2016 First Quarter ComLine is here.

The 2016 ABC/AWC ComLine is here.

Adult children from around the globe are encouraged to share their experiences, strengths and hopes in the ComLine, ACA's Newsletter, that is written exclusively by and for adult children of alcoholics or dysfunctinal families. The ComLine also has the latest information from WSO, and much more! 

Previous ComLines can be found here.

We invite the fellowship to send their stories, poems, artwork or photographs to litstaff@adultchildren.org. Deadline for submissions for the first quarter 2017 ComLine is November 30, 2016. Focus of this edition is Steps 1, 2, 3 and Traditions 10, 11, 12.


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“... to carry this message….”



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The ID is exclusively for registered ACA Intergroups. The 30% discount will allow ACA Intergroups to service their local groups' literature needs while providing the intergroups an opportunity to generate a small revenue stream to fund outreach efforts and their operations. Registration is required.  The minimum order amount for Intergroup orders is now 100$!


The minimum purchase amount is full boxes of books, or rolls of Welcome Chips, or bundles of 10 of New Meeting Packets, Meeting Starter Kits, tri-folds and booklets.  This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

B o a r d   B o o k   I n i t i a t i v e  


The Book Initiative is the WSO Board of Trustees pledge to send out 400 books annually to therapists and institutions. Referrals for recipients may come from ACA groups/members or therapists/administrators working with adult children. 


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In light of the exorbitant shipping costs from the US to groups and intergroups abroad, the IBSP provides groups and intergroups outside of the US a one-time opportunity to order books (in lots of 20) and other ACA literature items at a 20% discount on both the cost of the literature and shipping costs. The hope is that groups and intergroups abroad use the savings to set up a book fund to pay for future purchases. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.


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The LOP seeks to spread the ACA message to countries without any ACA meetings. The WSO will send a complete meeting starter kit for free to the individuals starting the meeting, requesting that they register the meeting shortly after receiving the materials and launching their very first meeting. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.  

Please use the Contact ACA WSO form at http://www.adultchildren.org/contact for more information about any of our Special Programs.