Woititz shares her observations of the impact alcoholism has on children gleaned from professional research and personal experience as the wife of an alcoholic and mother of three. Her work resonated with millions, and decades later, still does; not only COAs, but anyone who grew up in dysfunctional families where compulsive behaviors, chronic illness or ... Among adult children of alcoholics, these are some of the 10 most common personality traits:.
lived with an alcoholic while growing up (commonly referred to as Adult Children of Alcoholics, or ACOA). Some do not recognize the signs and grow up... As a child, adult children of alcoholics experience symptoms of distress due to the atmosphere.