ACA Red Book for iPhone or Kindle

The ACA Red Book is available through for $9.99 for your iPhone or Kindle device. Be aware that the page numbers on this digital version are different than the page numbers in the paper text. If you use this version in a meeting you can find your spot by using the “search” function. Search for a sentence or phrase from the paper version to find the correct spot. Click here to purchase.

Our Beginnings at Columbia River Correctional Institute

ACA had our first meeting this Monday at the Columbia River Correctional Institute in NE Portland.  We had 2 ACA members and 2 participants from the prison, with 2 more who wished to attend but didn’t make it. Meetings are held every Monday night from 7:30-8:30pm.

All inmates are men preparing for release who have committed nonviolent crimes against property. Male and female volunteers are welcome. You will be asked to complete a background check. You can attend as many meetings as you wish – no commitment is required. For more information or to get involved, send an email to

Interested in spreading the ACA message?

A small and dedicated ACA Outreach committee has formed this month. Their mission is to spread the ACA message with attraction materials, i.e. pamphlets and bookmarks. There are easy ways to get involved for a one-time only service opportunity, or more long term. You can get involved by joining the committee, or by distributing flyers to local clubhouses, therapist offices, or wherever else you see fit. To become involved in the committee or to learn where to obtain a stack of flyers, send an email to, or to