What does adoption have to do with addiction? Well, 43% more adopted people have a substance use disorder in their lifetime compared to their non-adopted peers. That is a huge number! If Beth had known that when she adopted her son, she believes she would have been much more alert and prepared when he hit adolescence. As it was, she was blindsided by his substance use and didn’t realize he was involved with drugs until he was strongly addicted. In this workshop, Beth will share her family’s struggle with addiction, which started 5+ years ago; how her son’s drug usage numbs his primal wound; and how she and her son have kept a positive relationship through it all.