ACOA on TV - Shameless

3 Characteristics of Adult Children of an Alcoholic (ACOA) from Fiona on Shameless

NYC Therapist Heather: “There is nothing normal about growing up in an alcoholic household.  Sometimes we were expected to do things that are far beyond what children should be expected to do.  So ACOAs often had to grow up way too quickly and become ‘adult-like’ long before their parents who often act like children or they can be “child-like” well into adulthood.”