The Orange County Adult Children of Alcoholics blog details the struggle that many ACAs face when confronting a past of emotional and physical abuse as well as other forms of family dysfunction. For many ACAs, the idea of digging up long-buried emotions can be seem scary, not worth it, or maybe even impossible. However, the consequences of not dealing with these emotions are just as dangerous, causing the ACA to be a “reactor” instead of an “actor” and creating many devastating effects on their life. Support groups and qualified therapists can be strong support-systems in facing these old feelings head on.

Read the entire article here: Breaking the Cycle.