The ACA Fellowship Text (commonly referred to as the Big Red Book or BRB) is a meeting book, Steps book, Traditions book, workbook, and group guide. The ACA Fellowship Text was anonymously written by ACA members and provides guidance on working the 12 Step ACA program leading to recovery from the trauma induced codependence of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. The Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization has adapted AA's Steps (with permission from AA) to address the effects of childhood trauma and neglect, and offer hope to ACAs worldwide.
This book contains all of the information about the Adult Child Syndrome and can be used by individuals either in a one-on-one Fellow Traveler (Sponsorship) or in group meetings to recover from the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional home as well as recovering from trauma triggered PTSD.
The trauma that children who grow up in abusive, neglectful, shame based families suffer the affects them later in life as they struggle with intimacy, honesty, codependency and/or addiction as well as other relationship destroying issues due to the fear based ways they react to life. The healing from this childhood trauma begins when the inner child is allowed to express its grief and anger from the lack of love and nurturing by emotionally immature parents.