Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics; Children Learn What They Live; AA, acoa, Adult Children of Alcoholics, alcoholics, anonymous, Bob Earl. I also had a friend hand me a bob earl tape in my first year. I still have it and quite few more. You can find most on the internet for free. Some of the commonalities adult children of alcoholics experience include: • Mood issues and a tendency to become depressed • Feeling like .