Welcome to Adoptees & Addiction
Hi! If you're an adoptee facing ANY addiction you'll find a home on our weekly Zoom meetings/peer led support group.
On our call, you'll find a group of people who will understand your problems with addiction and your issues around adoption.
As an adoptee, you may already have a few issues that you're working on: abandonment, problems with relationships, etc. As an addict - gambling, sex, drugs, alcohol, co-dependence, food issues, you name it - you know you can't do it alone.
This is a meeting where we can talk freely and get the support and understanding of fellow adoptees. We're here to provide a safe space with the understanding of fellow adoptee/addicts.
About our weekly Adoptees & Addiction Meeting
Every Saturday 2pm-3pm PST on ZOOM
(Email AdopteesAndAddiction@gmail.com for meeting link and password)
Adoptees & Addiction is a peer led support group. We are NOT an official 12 step program or officially aligned with any. Most members are a part of AA or NA or OA or SLA or have been in the past, but it's absolutely not a requirement for being a member.
Most members would say that the power of the group comes from being in a meeting where you don't have to explain anything about being an adoptee, where you can talk about adoptee issues or addiction issues without fear of judgment or misunderstanding and with lots of heads actually nodding in recognition along with what you're saying.
If you're an adoptee with any addiction and you'd like to join us, please email the group for the Zoom meeting information.
Anywhere in the Zoomiverse, every Saturday at 2pm PST/5 pm EST/9pm GMT
Will I have to share my story?
Every adoptee is welcome to join us. We were all new once too! You can just hang out and listen if you want, introduce yourself, or jump right in and talk about what's going on in your life. Up to you!
I'm a birthparent or adoptive parent, can I attend the meeting?
No, we're sorry, only adoptees are welcome. We find that there's a special feeling of mutual recognition that comes from being amongst fellow adoptees that are facing their addictions. We highly recommend finding a local CUB - Concerned United Birthparents - meeting if you need support. All members of the triad are welcome there.
What addictions are a part of your meeting?
It depends on the meeting, but we've had adoptees with addictions to (big breath) alcohol, sex & love, drugs, gambling, shopping, eating issues, Al-Anon, Co-Dependance, and many others. Ultimately, we're all filling the same hole, we just reach for different things to do it.
I'm a ________ kind of adoptee, is it cool if I attend?
No two adoptee stories are exactly the same, but there are a lot of different labels. You can be from an open adoption, a closed adoption, a LDA (Late Discovery Adoptee), transracial adoptee, and there are many others. Just be an adoptee of any kind, and you'll be welcome!