ACA News

ACA News 2015-12-17T08:31:24+00:00


  • New ACA Workbook Group: Starting Sunday April 19th a workbook step study group will meet Sundays from 3:30-5:00PM. We plan to complete the 12 Steps within approximately 5-6 months.  Read more here
  • See the beautiful new ACA WSO ComLine.  The ComLine is the official newsletter for the ACA World Services Organization.
  • The North Scottsdale Fellowship club ACA Speaker Meeting is Sunday January 25th at 2:00pm.  Please join Betilu as she shares her experience, strength and hope.  Flyer attached
  • Please spread the word about our ACA /Meadows special event on January 29th where Irene Norman from The Meadows will discuss the Love Addiction / Love Avoidance CycleFlyer attached
  • The Brothers and Sisters Meeting is moving from Gilbert Mercy Hospital to the Pyle Adult Recreation Center next to the Tempe Library.  Their first meeting in the new location will be January 7th.  Also our meeting time is one hour earlier, now starting at 7:00 PM
  • See Claudia Black for Free at the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church on February 26th, 2014 at 7 pm.  11735 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  Flyer here
  • Tucson Holiday Party and Meeting Saturday, Tucson, Arizona December 20, 2014Holiday Party and Meeting, Saturday, December 20, 2014 At Streams In The Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E Pima Street, Tucson, Arizona (near Pima & Craycroft, look For Signs). Open To All. 5:00-6:30pm Open ACA Meeting, Topic: Happy Childhood Memories 7:00-Midnight, Potluck, Toys, Games, Music, Dancing, And Creative Activities If You Would Like More Information, Want To Volunteer To Help (set Up, Clean Up, Activities, Etc) Or Sign Up To Bring Food, Please Contact Roy, Committee Member ( Or Look For More Information And Sign Up Sheets At Tucson ACA Meetings. Please Join Us In Celebrating Recovery
  • New Alateen Meeting flyer  – Friday nights at 7pm in Phoenix
  • ACA Meeting Open on Thanksgiving !  If you need a break from the family  on Thanksgiving, the Thursday Night Healing meeting in Scottsdale is open and starts at 7 pm.
  • Thank you to the “Steps for Life meeting for your November Intergroup Donation! 😮
  • Thank you to the Surprise AZ Solutions meeting for your November Intergroup donation.   ACA in Arizona just keeps getting stronger.
  • Click here for the January 29th ACA/Meadows speaker flyer.  Please distribute at your meetings.
  • Scottsdale’s “Facing Yesterday For Healing Today” meeting sends Intergroup another donation.  Thank you very much!
  • September 26th, Intergroup received a very nice donation from the Tucson  “Becoming Our True Selves” meeting.  Thank you very much Tucson for supporting the cause of ACA unity in Arizona.
  • Intergroup is pleased to announce our next Meadows speaker event at 7pm on November 6th, 2014.  Dr. Nancy Bailey, Clinical Director of The Meadows trauma and addiction center in Wickenburg will give us a talk entitled: Guilty Until Realized Worthy – Journey in Recovery.  The event will be held at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale.  Please spread the word at all of your meetings.  Thank you to the Thursday Night Healing meeting for making this happen. Flyer attached here.
  • The North Scottsdale Fellowship Club updated their website to include a link to our ACA Arizona website.
  • The annual Art of Recovery Expo was September 20th.   All of the various 12-step programs had booths there, as did ACA.  Your ACA Intergroup is sponsoring the booth, and the Steps for Life meeting in Tempe was staffing it.  Thank you Janet and Keith for making this happen.  Spreading the word about our program at this venue is invaluable.  Picture here.
  • The valley needs a Monday ACA meeting.  Are you interested in starting one?  Intergroup will help you.  Starting a successful meeting is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the valley and ACA.  Contact us for ideas or support.  How to start a meeting.
  • Bronwyn M. picks up where Adam D. left off with the continuation of the Monthly speaker meetings at the North Scottsdale Fellowship Club.  Join the group on the 4th Sunday of every month to hear these ACA speakers share the experience, strength and hope.  On August 24th, Karen S. will speak.  Flyer attached here.
  • Intergroup thanks the Facing Yesterday for Healing Today, Scottsdale meeting for their August donation.    😮
  • On July 31st, 2014 at 7pm, Dr. Shelly Uram of The Meadows will speak to ACA on the subject of “PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN”.   Join us at the address listed on this flyer.  Please help us spread the word by taking some flyers to your meetings.  Update: We had 155 ACA’s attend this event.   In addition to the recovery experience, the exposure to the ACA program was priceless.
  • New Meeting!  Thank you Patti P. for taking the initiative to start metro Phoenix’s newest meeting in Cave Creek “Wellbriety”.  Wednesday 7-9pm at the North Ridge Community Church.  6363 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331.  Prescott room, south parking lot.  Thanks Patti!   Flyer
  • Please join our ACA friends in Tucson on May 31, 2014 1-5 p.m. for a sponsorship workshop.  Flyer
  • Arizona Intergroup to hold first conference call Intergroup meeting vs. the traditional face to face Intergroup meeting on Sunday April 27th at 1:00pm.   The hope is that by making the Intergroup meeting more accessible to all, we will have better participation.  Feel free to join and listen or participate.
  • Dr. Jon Caldwell is asking for our help with his research.  The purpose of these questionnaires is two-fold: First, to help you become more familiar with the issues of shame and self-compassion. Second, to assist Dr. Caldwell in gathering important information about the connections between adult relationship patterns, shame, and self-compassion.   With 15 minutes of your time you can learn more about yourself and help advance recovery for all.  Click here.
  • Thank you Surprise “Solutions” meeting for your donation to Intergroup.  Read about how we use your donations here.  See the 2014 donations here.
  • Thank you “Facing Yesterday 4 Healing”  Scottsdale meeting for your donation to Intergroup. View 2014 donations here.
  • The Annual ACA Picnic was on Saturday March 8th, and was a great success.  Read more here.
  • Your Intergroup donations at work!  Intergroup donated two new ACA Red Books to the Phoenix Public Library system.   The books will be available for checkout in late February.  A reader can go to any Phoenix library and have a book transferred to the location of their choice.   Please tell newcomers that these books are available.  If the books aren’t checked out periodically they could wind up in the resale bin.
  • Arizona Intergroup and the Thursday Night Healing meeting present an evening with Dr. Jon Caldwell of The Meadows.  Dr. Caldwell will speak on the subject of  “THE FAR REACHING EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA”.   Join us at 7pm for his must see talk.  Click here for the flyer, and please spread the word.
  • Happy 4th Birthday to the Thursday Night Healing meeting in north Scottsdale.   Intergroup appreciates how much work it takes to keep a meeting going, and your generous donations too.
  • The new ACA meditation book. Daily meditations developed by ACA members.   Check your local meeting, or buy online at the WSO site.
  • Meeting AZ078 that was at 5pm Saturday is now meeting at 7pm Thursday. Same location. Now ACA book study and is open to all. Smoking ok before, after, &; during outside when needed. Location same – 11202 N 34th Ave Phoenix, Arizona. Contact – Carey 623 986-5533. E-mail
  • Open on Thanksgiving.   The Thursday night healing meeting in Scottsdale will be open as usual at 7pm on Thanksgiving.  Click on the Meeting List tab above for location information.
  • The North Scottsdale Fellowship Club hosts an ACA Speaker Meeting on the 4th Sunday of every month at 2pm.
  • Join the Scottsdale ACA group for 5 consecutive Saturdays of 11th Step Hiking beginning Saturday October 19th.  What a wonderful way to work the program.  The weather should be incredible. Read more here.
  • Read the 10/20/2013 Intergroup meeting minutes here
  • See the 2013 ACA Retreat Agenda here
  • Intergroup purchased a 4ft x 3ft banner for use at our Recovery Expo booth, Retreat, Picnic and other events.
  • Recent Intergroup 7th tradition donations.  Click here.
  • Dorena R., Intergroup Representative and Arizona Delegate to the WSO conference in Denmark, is please to share the notes from her trip to the April WSO conference in Denmark.  Click here to read.  Dorena spent her own money to represent us at this event.   If you’d like to send her a thank you note, you can do that thru any contact point on this website.  We will forward it to her.   Thanks Dorena!
  • World Service Organization Ballot results for 2013 Annual Business Conference (ABC)
  • Intergroup created a new bookmark for use as a reading tool and for spreading the word about the program.  Over the next month or so we will be distributing samples to all Arizona meetings.   Click here to see the new ACA bookmark.  Use the “ask Intergroup” tab above to inquire about the status of your samples.
  • The 2013 ACA Arizona Intergroup annual picnic was held on Saturday April 6th, from 11 to 3pm.
    The ACA Picnic was a successful event.  We had close to 40 people attend, good time was had by all, good food and fun, nice weather and the “Toss the Shame Ring” was enjoyed by all who participated. Thanks to all who pitched in helping set up, bring food and clean up.
  • Clare B. from the Surprise Meeting (NW of Sun City) is seeking ACA Speakers for her meeting.  She would like to have an ACA Speaker four times a year.  If you would like to share your experience, strength and hope with others, please contact Clare at  Help Clare build this meeting, while you help carry the message.
  • The ACA WSO seeks members willing to participate in the new ACA Meditation Book project, by writing meditation entries that illustrate ACA’s program of recovery.  Read more about it here.
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