Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A special New Year 2014 gift to the Adult Survivor of Child Abuse community !!

A New Year 2014 gift to the Adult Survivor of Child Abuse community !!

ANNOUNCING: ASCAA -- Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous -- -- a just-launched recovery program, suggested for all survivors of childhood abuse and trauma who wish to heal through applying a new "design for living" based on the 12 Steps & 12 Traditions of AA.

No matter what type of trauma you experienced, be it through violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse or neglect (also known as maltreatment) you belong here.

Our primary purpose is to recover from the abuse and traumas of our youth and help other now-adult victims to heal from theirs. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover and heal.

Dozens of groups have been created that emulate the AA program of healing and recovery that was first described in the book Alcoholics Anonymous (aka: the "Big Book") in the late 1930's. That's because it works.

Other well known AA literature would include a group of essays written by its co-founder, Bill W, which discusses each of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions (commonly referred to as the "12&12"). For now, these can both be used to understand the 12 Step program as a "design for living" that results in healing and recovery.

Please visit the web site, still under construction, and share it with fellow 12 Step knowledgeable folk.

We'll be anxious to learn what you think !!


  1. Congratulations on the creation of Adult Survivor of Child Abuse community. I'm sure that many survivors can benefit from this program. Cheers! Lynn

  2. What a great site you have created here, Bill. I thank you for the incredible amount of work that you do to support other survivors and to speak information and awareness of child abuse. I believe it is only thru healing and spreading awareness to the world that we will ever be able to stop child abuse.

  3. I can attest to the miracles and effectiveness of applying the 12 Step of AA to healing my own (and others') child abuse trauma. I am a survivor of both alcoholism and child abuse. It's a process, but the 'road map' of the 12 Steps really work for me.

  4. Hi! Beginning the journey in the ASCA program...So much to do, but so much hope and relief already achieved. Thanks!!!

  5. This is great! I have used the 12 steps of AA to learn how to thrive and get new life skills. I have addressed many of my childhood trauma issues and it rely works. I have been carrying this message in my community to others that want to stop the cycle of abuse in their life time. I would like to start a meeting here in Denver CO.

  6. can someone suggest why the 12 steps of AA are used by so many survivor programmes? I have attended one where a young female had been ritually abused and was uncomfortable with reference to a Higher Loving Power and another was anti-religious. I recognise the value in the steps but just wondered about the justification for the use of the programme.

    1. I agree, Gillian, I have problems with a "male gender" higher power AND the Higher power concept at all....where was this "HP" when I was being assaulted by my father??? what kind of g-d would allow a child to suffer a slow death such as we Incest survivors did??? I am agnostic, in that yea, I think it EXISTS, but no way is anything outside of me involved in my to step 3?? I just tell myself to "stop trying to control the uncontrollables" and the HP concept, whatever part of the universe that resides within me...that is my I kinda had to "re-tool" the steps involving any g-d....the PROGRAM is for the most part, my higher power......hope this helped

  7. Do you have a facebook community? Could you form an anonymous online support group. There are no recovery groups in my area that specifically address this issue. I have tried other groups, but ended getting revictimized when the group members started requiring forgiving the offender who was a family member as a pathway to my healing and recovery. It has never been God's will for my life to forgive this person. He is a habitual felon. I do not believe that God expects me to forgive something He would not forgive. God requires repentance and restoration and we as caring supportive people should too.