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What An ACA ACoA/DF Self-Help Group Can Do for You
Debating whether to go to a support meeting? This reading can help, whether you're just starting or need some encouragement when times gets rough.

It can:

  • Keep you from slipping back into denial of your problems.
  • Give you a sense of normalcy.
  • Be an opportunity to make new friends.
  • Give you perspective and keep you from self-pity.
  • Give you a chance to share things which, if told (to a non-member), would not be understood.
  • Validate your emotions and experience.
  • Give you a genuine sense of support, perhaps for the first time in your life.
  • Give you a real sense of belonging. Here you are not different.
  • Provide an opportunity to be of real service to others.
  • Give you an outline for a workable philosophy in life in the 12 steps.
  • Supply an environment where you can find out who you are and give you an opportunity to practice being that person.
  • Provide a source of unconditional love and acceptance.
  • Allow you the freedom to express your true feelings in a non-judgmental atmosphere, with out fear of criticism.
  • Teach you to break behaviour patterns that donít work by replacing them with new ones.
  • Allow you to experience real honesty of feeling in yourself and in others.
  • Give you practice in making a commitment and keeping it.
  • Change your image of yourself and raise your self-esteem.
  • End your feelings of isolation.
  • Help you detach from painful situations by showing your new attitudes.

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