Yet we kept choosing insecure relationships because they matched our childhood relationship with alcoholic parents.
You will learn to keep the focus on yourself in the here and now. This is a spiritual program based on action coming from love.
You will take responsibility for your own life and supply your own parenting. Look around you and you will see others who know how you feel. We are sure that as the love grows inside you, you will see beautiful changes in all your relationships, especially with God, yourself and your parents.
Even more self defeating, we became addicted to excitement in all our affairs, preferring constant upset to workable relationships. You will become an adult who is imprisoned no longer by childhood reactions.
You will recover the child within you, learning to accept and love yourself.
This process allows us to see our biological parents as the instruments of our existence.
Our actual parent is a Higher Power whom some of us choose to call God.
That means that you will be a registered sex offender for at least ten years, and this offense can follow you for many years.
If you travel to meet someone you have chatted with online even more serious charges can be filed, including Attempted Rape of a Child 2, a Class A felony sex offense with very serious consequences. A growing number of agencies are using a sting where they pose on craigslist, Back Page or other online escort sites as a 15 year old girl who is willing to meet for sex in exchange for money.
Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics or ACOA) is a Twelve Step, Twelve 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.  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.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.
Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic household.
Internet Crimes Against Children — Sexual Contact With Minors Over The Internet Or By Phone.