I have the honor of presenting Relinquishment Trauma and Addiction: Recovery Management Implications at the 2021 New York State Recovery Conference. This year’s conference theme
Jigsaw Queensland|6/16/2021 In the second episode of our two-part adoption and addiction series, Jane speaks to David Bohl about the relationship between adoption and addiction.
UPDATE: Listen to a replay of the broadcast here. Please join me and Pat O’Brien, Executive Director of the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of
On Friday, May 21st, at 12:00 pm EST, 11:00 am CST, 9:00 am PST, I will be presenting at the 32nd Annual New York State
Living the way I lived, I was bound to implode one way or another. Being in this constant conflict with myself and having a perpetual
I used to say that Reality is my Higher Power. Higher Power is a 12-step-program concept that says you have to believe in something other
Adoptee Paths to Recovery Support Meetings are non-denominational and based on the philosophy that adoptees experiencing any type of addiction (substance-related and/or behavioral) have much
What is the big deal some of you might say? You were loved and cared for and your parents gave you opportunities that you wouldn’t
Accepting that you were relinquished isn’t easy at best, but having to play the Adoption Game is what makes the trauma that much more complicated.
One of the loneliest “places” is having to recover on your own. No matter how strong, capable and determined you are, when the setup is