If you're feeling pretty alone, here are a few places you can hear or listen or connect with other adoptees.
AdopteesOn Podcast - Addiction Episodes
AdopteesOn is a wonderful podcast for and about adoptees. Host Haley Radke had a 5 episode run on addiction and it's a wonderful listen.
UPDATE: Miguel was recently on the podcast talking about the group.
Listen here: Miguel on AdopteesOn talking about Adoptees & Addiction.
Adoptee Path To Recovery Meetings
Adoptee Paths to Recovery Support Meetings is a great bi-weekly meeting run by a professional with experience with adoption and addiction.
Birth parents and adoptive parents are welcome at the meeting.
It's held every other Tuesday and more info is here: National Association of Adoptees & Parents.
12 Step Groups
If you're new to recovery and are looking for support, we recommend reaching out to any of these fine 12 step groups.
Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.aa.org/
Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org/
Sex Love Addiction
Gamblers Anonymous http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
Overeaters Anonymous https://oa.org/
Co-Dependents Anonymous Adult Adult Children of Alcoholics https://coda.org/
A reminder: any adoptee facing any addiction is welcome at our meetings.
Adoption & Addiction Lecture
This is a great lecture to get a basic understanding of the relationship between addiction and adoption.