Inland Empire ACA Intergroup

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021
6pm PST
Managing Life the ACA Way

Many in the world have advice for us on how we are supposed to manage our life. Oft times tho, they themselves don’t even seem to take their own advice, wonder why.

How do we view managing our life via the lens of our ACA Program? Let’s take an adventure by exploring our way thru the land of Recovery.

Meeting ID: 870 9572 6742
Passcode: 734435

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List of past workshops:
November 2020 – Stages of Recovery
December 2020 – ACA Recovery Tools
January 2021 – ACA Promises
February 2021 – Getting to Willingness
March 2021 – Defects vs Traits
April 2021 – Sponsorship
May 2021 – Emotional Sobriety
June 2021- Comparison of 12 Steps and Tony A’s 12 Steps
June 3, 2021 6pm Pacific time
Comparison of 12 Steps and Tony A’s 12 Steps

This evening 6pm PT (9pm ET), we will be holding our monthly workshop. Tonight we will be comparing our regular ACA 12Steps with Tony’s 12 Steps (available here). What is similar? What is different? And what does that mean to us? How do they also relate to the Laundry List? 

May 6, 2021 6pm Pacific time
Emotional Sobriety

Bill W talks about emotional sobriety in a 1958 article in the Grapevine newsletter. In ACA, Emotional Sobriety is the #1 goal of our program. Let’s dig deeper into what we mean by it and what we can do to get and stay emotionally sober.


April 1, 2021 6pm Pacific time

ACA tends to be a bit different in the way we handle sponsorship than in other 12 Step programs.
Just finding a sponsor is a little more work. And what’s this “Fellow Traveler” thingy?
For those seeking or those wanting to dip their toe into sponsoring, come learn
the in’s and out’s, what to look for and some good ways to do it.

Keep paper/pen handy, or your computer word processor, as we review our personal
commitment to Recovery and work our Program. Join us in your next step in Recovery.

This will be a 2 hour workshop with a 5 minute break in the middle.


March 4, 2021 6pm Pacific time
Step 4 – The Difference between Defects of Character vs Laundry List Traits

In a number of 12Step Programs, defects of character are mentioned in
relation to our self inventory of Step 4. In ACA, we usually talk about
our Traits instead. Rather than us being defective, these Traits, which
are enumerated in the Laundry List, are ways of thinking and behaving
that we learned during childhood. It was the only way we knew how to
survive the dysfunctional environment we were growing up in.

Let us take a closer look at Step 4 while keeping Defects vs Traits in
mind. In ACA we learn new ways of thinking and behaving that lead us
out of the dysfunctional ways we were accustomed to. The freedom from
those constraints are like a breath of fresh air. Join us.