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IDAA 2018

Children, Teens, and Twenties


This is a 3 day educational program for children ages 7-12 living in families impacted by alcoholism or other drug addictions. This program utilizes art, games, storytelling, films, written exercises, role-play, and recreation to help youngsters build strengths, and deepen their resilience. Skilled counselors lead the groups for children. Parents will participate with children for part of the last day. Space will be extremely limited and will be allocated in the order of registration.


IDAA-teen is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member, or close friend. IDAA-teens help each other by sharing their experience, strength and hope with each other in meetings which are focused on topics selected by the group. The IDAA-teen program is coordinated by sponsors from IDAA and focuses on the Twelve Steps in helping IDAA-teens grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


This is a meeting for young adults who have graduated from IDAA-teen. These young people were impacted by the IDAA-teen program in such a positive way, that as they move past their teens into their twenties, they've decided to create the next step. The IDAA-twenties program will be determined at the conference.


Thursday 6:30 p.m.- 10.00 p.m.

Saturday 6:30 p.m.- 10.00 p.m.

*Additional charge per child per night -- see registration form.


Have a little one and wondering about play spaces at the Peppermill?

This year IDAA will have a room specially designated for babies, toddlers, and for families with children who are too young to participate in Jerry Moe.

Where: A nice, large room will be designated with chunky big toys, saucers, and will act like a playroom. The room will be carpeted so little ones can roll, crawl, and... be little.

How Does It Work? Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Older siblings, babysitters (who you arrange) are invited to visit this room WITH YOUR BABY OR TODDLER. 4-6 year olds are also welcome to play in the room. We will have little tables and chairs set up for coloring, drawing, and reading.

When? The doors will be opened indefinitely from the time IDAA begins and ends.

Why? For years IDAA has wanted to support young families who cannot attend meetings due to young children. This way parents can tag team and have another location to go to where the little ones can play, have fun, meet other little ones, and parents can meet other parents and not be so isolated.

Will there be babysitter there? IDAA will not be offering paid babysitting, but you are more than welcome to use the room and let your little one roll, crawl, run, play with others, etc. Or if your grandparents are coming or you hire a sitter to come with you, you may use this room as well.

Note: Inappropriate biting or hitting should be monitored by all parents. Parents have the right to politely say, "please do not do that" to a child who is acting inappropriately.

The room will be listed on the map for convenience.

Please Note - There are no lists of babysitters available at Peppermill or babysitting services due to liability reasons.