Dear Friends and Colleagues….. It has long been a desire of mine to create a workbook for Adult Children of Alcoholics… an ACoA myself…. I know that it takes a village and a lifetime to figure out the strange legacy of loving someone who moves in and out of reality….and takes the family with them to varying degrees. This workbook is about climbing out of that legacy. It’s about understanding both the cost and the rather unusual and sometimes zany gifts of living in a world that challenges one’s sense of “normal”. Anyone who has grown up with adverse childhood experiences, codependency or relational trauma can find themselves in the pages of this book. This information and the exercises and processes here, are for you. I had a wonderful time putting this together, I tried to make it as welcoming and user-friendly as possible. I hope that you’ll have an equally good time using it…”come on in, the water’s fine….”


“Dr. Tian Dayton has picked up where Janet Woititz left off in her seminal book Adult Children of Alcoholics, the book that literally began the ACoA movement…

About Dr. Dayton

Keep in touch, sign up for my mailing list for occasional blogs and notifications, I promise to respect your time and privacy!

Blog Articles

Adult Children of Alcoholics

tian dayton PhD
this article is excerpted from Adult Children of Alcoholics Workbook: For Children of Addiction, Dysfunction and Adverse Childhood Experiences It is impossible to explain to someone who has not bee...
Read Full Article

A Walk in the Sun

tian dayton PhD
Posted: November 12, 2011
Take a walk, you’ll be glad you did! You have a natural and very effective antidepressant right inside your body! The soothing body chemicals that nature embedded into our DNA, to help us to regulate our...
Read Full Article

My Mental Health: An Affirmation

tian dayton PhD
Posted: October 6, 2020
“I have always believed, and I still believe that whatever good fortune or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something else.” -Hermann Hesse Just...
Read Full Article

Experiential Therapies




Guided Imageries

Let’s Get Creative

Click here to Create
Your Own Mood Collage

Click here to Write
a Recovery Letter

Click here to Write
a Journal Entry

Click here to Make your
Wish or Set your Intention