ACA Arizona Mingus Retreat

The 2018 ACA Arizona Mingus Retreat

Registration is now open!

The ACA Arizona Retreat Team is excited to announce our keynote speakers for 2018

Join us for the best ACA retreat going on our 33rd year up on Mingus Mountain.

You can look forward to a great weekend with your fellow travelers and these amazing speakers:

◊  Claudia Black

◊  Sarah McLean

◊  Howard Peiper

If you have been up to this retreat, then you already know it is one of the most peaceful places for
recovery, fellowship, or spending time with your inner child.

See the Details and Register Here

We also have a few changes to announce:

After a few years of keeping the price of the retreat down, we finally had to increase the price by $10.00.
We will not be able to accept checks anymore.
We have had to end the downpayment option.

If anyone would like to contact us about these changes please email us at

Terra Holbrook

Terra Holbrook

Presenting on Inner Child Work
Saturday, January 27th 9am to 12pm
Terra is a well-known speaker, educator and facilitator in
mental health and addiction work

Coffee, tea and other snacks and goodies will be available!

Join us at the Alano Club Loft!
The normal 12:00 meeting will begin shortly after this special event finishes.

Love Yourself Dance

Love Yourself Dance

630-10pm Saturday, February 10
Fill your heart with love.
Join us for our second annual Love Yourself Dance.
Dress up, chill out, shake it out, be free!

An ACA Portland event —all fellowships welcome.
$10 suggested donation
Music: DJ Prayer Hands
Beverages provided; bring your favorite finger food or snack
*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 
This is a substance-free event.

New Service Position Opening

The ACA Oregon website is run by a couple of members who offer it as a service position. The time has come to pass the torch! The current webmaster will be handing over the site to the next webmaster around September 2016. We are currently opening the doors to any ACA member with 6 months or more of program attendance to step into this service role.

What is great about this service position? So many things! Here are a few that the current webmaster has gained in the last two years:

Learning how to operate a site (turns out it is easy to learn…even by someone with no previous website or computer background)

Getting to know about all of the upcoming events

Practicing setting healthy personal limits and boundaries

Getting the chance to contribute to the ACA fellowship

Practicing “business” with people who are working their recovery, where recovery is the expectation and connecting force between all doing service “work” together

The current webmaster is very happy to serve as a “go to” for questions, and to be a resource for hands-on training.

Interested in learning more? Send an email to Can’t wait to hear from you!

Campout at Stub Stewart

After the wonderful success of our recent fundraiser at Stub Stewart Park, we will be doing it again! Come join your ACA friends for a more mellow camp-out and potluck on Saturday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 24th to camp out with your ACA friends. This time around, we will have a handful of campsites and it will be a mostly structure-free event. Bring your inner kid and a dish to pass. Camping is $15 per person. There will be plenty of extra camp gear if you don’t have your own. See you then!

Campsites are hike-in (about .25 mile walk on paved pathway with double wheeled wheelbarrows available to carry your stuff). We will be at the Brooke Creek sites, accessed from the south end. If you have any last minute questions please call Guy at (503) 208-1129. Check out more park information here.