Inner Child Work
The nature of inner child work will vary widely between different people but can start early in recovery or much later on in life.
People’s discovery of their inner world, and what it means to them has very distinct time levels, depending upon their approach to recovery.
The term adult child refers to an adult of any age who grew up in a home where alcoholism had been present, meaning that the child would have been seriously affected in several different ways.
Adult Children of Alcoholics, often referred to as ACA or ACOA, is another 12 step fellowship that has a close association with Alcoholics Anonymous. It is aimed at adults who grew up in a home where they were affected by alcoholism, normally one or both parents, siblings, grandparents etc.