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 in common and can benefit from sharing together. These meetings offer a safe place where people can share their addiction recovery challenges, experiences, and solutions, as well as how recovery has changed their lives. Groups are facilitated by a professional with expertise in recovery and adoption, both professional and lived.
We hold meetings that are open to everyone, regardless of the uniqueness of their pattern or patterns of addiction. It is a way for adoptees seeking and practicing all types of recovery to come together and learn from one another.
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our groups are currently facilitated by Naap ambassador david b. bohl, ma independent addiction consultant, beacon confidential llc csac, mac
We discuss challenges, experiences, solutions, actions, and resources related to our mutual desire to increase our wellbeing.
These meetings offer a place for people to share their adoption and addiction recovery experiences while emphasizing safety, validation, common problems, and common solutions. We will discuss our experiences with initiating and sustaining hope and healing for recovery, and how it adopting healthier behaviors and coping mechanisms has changed our lives, regardless of the substance or behavior that is at the root of our addiction.
We believe there are solutions and specific actions that help us initiate and sustain our recovery lives. This is a mutual self-help social support group, not a therapeutic process group. Our group focus is to have a conversation with each other and learn more about recovery from addiction. This group is for anyone who has suffered from addiction to a substance or unhealthy behavior and/or has been affected by the symptoms and/or disease of addiction, which includes family and friends. Our goal is to achieve long-term recovery (defined by SAMHSA as “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential”), sharing what we have learned from many paths and diverse recovery-based programs. These Adoptee Paths to Recovery group meetings are for anyone practicing any path they see fit to recover. These can include life philosophies, meditation, yoga, wellness programs, 12-Step Recovery, SMART Recovery, Secular Recovery, Medication-Assisted Therapy, professional therapy/counseling, harm reduction strategies, Moderation Management, and/or family recovery support groups/programs.
We believe there is no wrong way to initiate recovery. What someone might need at one point in time may be vastly different from what a person needs at another time. We hope that you find this Adoptee Paths to Recovery group useful to your continuing health and happiness.
For more information about this group/meeting, please email us at David@NAAPUnited.org.