Please see my guest blog post titled “SPIRITUAL? RELIGIOUS? GO FIGURE” at AA Beyond Belief, a Web site dedicated to the following: Our pledge […]
The pain of rejection and social isolation is real. It’s as real as any other kind of wounding, and just as damaging. Our hearts get broken, our feelings get hurt, we feel emotional pain—we use such terms to describe something that is not visible, not tangible, yet this poetic language describes phenomenon that can be explained scientifically as well.
Today author David B. Bohl, an independent addiction consultant and licensed clinical substance abuse counselor, is here to share his story with us. David and I discuss his experiences of alcohol addiction and sobriety, how our lives as adoptees are so much more than just our adoption experience, and what is working right now in the recovery field.
Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth has been recognized on Adoptee Reading’s Twenty Adoptee-Authored Books Published in 2018. 2018 was a big year for adoptee […]
Getting sober and clean for the first time is probably one of the biggest events in the life of a person with substance-use disorder. For […]
A recent billboard advertising quitting smoking made me think about what it actually means to quit. Is all quitting created equal? Is there better or […]
Shame. It’s a monster that has been ever-present in my life from as far as I can remember. Before I had a name for it, […]
I don’t know if things would’ve turned out differently for me, but I know that it took me a long time and a lot of […]
If you spend long enough time in recovery, you will encounter many different ways of describing what happened, what has been going on, and what’s […]
Today’s guest is David Bohl. I’ve always known David as the successful business man and family man with the big house on the lake, boats, cars, […]
Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back to the place I was before Relax’ said the […]
What doesn’t kill you… makes you stronger? Not necessarily. Not if you don’t learn from it. If you do what could potentially kill you, again, […]