Behind the appearance of calm
and success, Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) often bear a
sad and haunted look that betrays their quietest confidence.
In the chilling silence of the darkest nights of their souls,
they yearn for intimacy: their greatest longing, and deepest
Their creeping terror lives on as the step-child of years of
emotional, and sometimes physical, family violence. Normally,
children learn about intimate relationships through both loving
interactions with parents, and effective parental modeling.