The initials stand for Adult Child/Children of Alcoholics. The expression refers to an adult who manifests symptoms characteristic of a child who grew up in a dysfunctional house with an adult who abused alcoholic. Today, the initials also represent a 12-Step Program for those whose parents/guardians were alcoholics. It is estimated that one in five adults grew up in a family with an active alcoholic.

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