Online/by phone

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (

‘…an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.’ ‘The two basic components of the ASCA program are individually reading and working the Survivor to Thriver manual and participating in ASCA meetings.’

‘…provides a psychological framework for the complex process of healing from child abuse and moving on with life. ASCA combines elements drawn from the recovery movement (programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous) with a theoretical approach that emphasises recognising and resolving past pain, identifying maladaptive coping behaviours and developing new skills that foster self-esteem and healthy relationships.’ (From Survivor to Thriver (California: The Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse, 1999) 8-9.)


Webpage about creating a meeting group

Some information about Adult Survivors of Child Abuse




Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (

Contact page

List of online meetings List of telephone meetings

‘[The ACA program]…is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition support group focused on understanding the specific behaviour and attitude patterns we developed while growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional environment. These patterns continue to affect us today.’

‘ACA suggests to its members that they read ACA literature, attend ACA meetings and practice ACA’s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.’

‘…the ACA literature discusses such topics as alcoholism, external and internal addiction, generational dysfunction, PTSD, dissociation, dependency, codependency, grieving, depression, obsessive compulsion, behavioural addiction, incest, molestation and regression as some of the consequences of being raised in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.’

(From introductory letter and Newcomer (California: Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families World Service Organisation, 2016) 4.)

Some information about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families




Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous (

‘…a friendly, welcoming, safe environment where survivors of sexual abuse can listen or speak, share their experience when they’re ready and work through the 12-step programme.’





Survivors of Incest Anonymous (

Contact page

Meeting/group directory page List of telephone meetings

‘We are a spiritual self-help group of women and men…who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions…along with some slogans and the Serenity Prayer.’

‘We define incest very broadly as a sexual encounter initiated by a family member of by an extended family member…’




Co-Dependents Anonymous ( (and in Glasgow)

Contact page

List of online meetings List of telephone meetings

‘…a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.’

‘We have each experienced in our own ways the painful trauma of the emptiness of our childhood and relationships throughout our lives.’


  • Wednesdays at 6.30pm-8pm: Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PS

Some information about Co-Dependents Anonymous