Often, adult children of alcoholics will take on the characteristics of alcoholics, even though they've never picked up a drink: exhibiting denial, poor coping skills, poor problem solving, and forming dysfunctional relationships. Support.
Adult children who experienced chronic illness, strict religious attitudes, foster care and other dysfunctions, also identified with the characteristics, Woititz says. Characteristics and Personality Traits of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic: Fear of losing control. Adult children of alcoholics maintain control over their behaviour and feelings.
May 28, 2017 · A more specific list of these traits is provided by Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), a support program for adult men and women who experienced childhood in an alcoholic home. Similar to AA, this organization lists fourteen specific traits of an adult child of an alcoholic – what the organization calls the laundry list of ACOAs:5/5(4).