Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families

We meet Thursday evenings in the Iniscarrig Centre on the Western Road, Cork City (across from the main gates of UCC) from 7.30-9.0pm. 

Please see our world organisation for more information on ACoA.

The following is an extract from explaining what we are about.

Welcome to ACoA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is a Twelve StepTwelve 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 ("The Problem"). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve 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.

We also have a poster here telling more what recovery issues the Cork based Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) group deals with.

Literature: Our very own "Big Red Book" is the 'Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families' available from There is also a kindle version available on Amazon. As the name says this fellowship text is a big red book :-)

Books are also available for purchase at the meeting. It is suggested to attend at least six ACoA meetings before you decide whether it is for you and before making any book purchases.  There are free ACoA pamplets available for new members to take which contain  information on the ACoA programme of Recovery.

Here is a link to a WORD document that we give out as a starter pack to all who come along.

To find out more you can contact us at

The Seven C's of Recovery

I didn’t Cause it

I can’t Cure it

I can’t Control it

I can take better Care of myself

By Communicating my feelings,

Making healthy Choices,

And Celebrating myself.

Last edited: 15/Nov/2017 MS