Additional Links

If you're feeling pretty alone, here are a few places you can hear or listen or connect with other adoptees.

Woman Walking in the Field

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.

Therapy Session

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.

Comforting

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

https://slaafws.org/meetings

Gamblers Anonymous http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

Overeaters Anonymous https://oa.org/

Co-Dependents Anonymous Adult Adult Children of Alcoholics https://coda.org/

https://adultchildren.org/newcomer/

A reminder: any adoptee facing any addiction is welcome at our meetings.

 

Paul Sunderland

Adoption & Addiction Lecture

This is a great lecture to get a basic understanding of the relationship between addiction and adoption.