Addiction & Relinquishment Services

WHO WE ARE

INDEPENDENT ADDICTION, SUBSTANCE USE, and RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES

Individuals experience the world differently from others, having to deal with unique issues. It is no surprise in today’s world that people seek coping mechanisms for stress that allow them to feel “normal” and to be able fit into the world that is often insensitive to their specific needs. Often, those coping mechanisms are misguided, resulting in self-soothing behaviors such as drinking, gambling, or unhealthy relationships.

The good news is that recovery is absolutely possible! Yet, in order to facilitate successful recovery, most of us need someone to guide us through this process—someone who understands the complexity of all the underlying issues; a sensitive and knowledgeable individual who just gets it. This is where David B. Bohl comes in. As a professional who has successfully recovered from alcohol (and nicotine), David is especially perceptive to the needs of his clients. As an Addiction & Recovery consultant and coach, David’s mission is to help his clients navigate their recovery in a judgement-free, non-clinical setting. He derives not only professional satisfaction from being able to help, but it is his unique connection with clients that make his services truly special and sought-after.

HOW IT WORKS

As a recovered person with Substance Use Disorder in Full Remission, a relinquishee, and a mental-health professional, David prides himself on his extensive knowledge, his empathetic and open-minded approach, and his innate ability to identify and help with the following necessary healing processes:

Consultation

In this stage, David meets with the client and their family (and/ or employers) to understand and asses the problem the person is struggling with. Many clients might struggle with unawareness, hopelessness, or lack of direction—all compounded by their traumatic experiences related to adoption. Because of David’s own experience as a person with addiction, he is instinctively familiar with those sorts of challenges and misgivings, and is able to isolate and identify the problem(s).

Case Management

Unlike Crisis Intervention, Case Management is an on-going guidance of the client as their family according to the planned framework. This includes helping with referrals for addiction-competent therapists, testing, monitoring, and any other necessary and practical steps, leading to further recovery. Similarly to the role of a navigator, David’s task is to oversee the details and nuance of all necessary aspects of recovery, which in turn frees his client(s) and their loved ones to focus solely on getting better. From arranging transportation—to treatment and recovery-based activities—to finding employment coaching, David will be there to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Assessment

Following consultation, David will identify and evaluate the client’s strengths, weaknesses, needs, and immediate problems to figure out an action plan for how best to help them stabilize with the goal of moving into permanent recovery.

Crisis Intervention

In this role, David responds to a substance-related crisis and helps the client and their family navigate through necessary steps in order to address and stabilize the client and make them safe. Please note, David is not a medical professional and his role is that of a consultant and coach who is there to help when others might feel too overwhelmed to advocate for themselves.

Redefining Relinquishment

Every story of separation/ relinquishment/ adoption/ fostering is a story of relinquishment. The negative consequences of relinquishment vary—from attachment styles, to relationship issues, to co-occurring disorders. Having been a relinquishee himself, David is especially attuned to these unique complexities. As a mental-health professional, David is highly skilled and trained to help both individuals and their families tell their stories in order to heal. But what makes him truly stand out is his sensitivity to narratives, having been a lauded author, speaker, and an advocate for adoptive communities.

Developmental Trauma

Complex trauma of a developmental nature generally involves abandonment issues. Complex trauma is somatic (physical) and cognitive (mental); it manifests in behaviors such as negative self-talk and feelings of shame, and its impact is chronic. Developmental trauma affects a large number of adopted individuals—if not all of them. David’s approach focuses on solution-oriented sessions where developmental trauma is always a part of successful coaching.

Grief

Very often, grief is not addressed and/ or assessed accurately. Covering grief can be extremely damaging to the individual as well as those around them. In his approach, David is able to sensitively balance his clients’ needs while helping them cope with feelings of grief, shame and/ or guilt.

Relationships

Because of a relinquishees’ issues with attachment, forming meaningful and healthy relationships can often become problematic. David is able to guide his clients through empathetic and informed approach to address issues with relationships, whether they’re within a romantic setting, with their families (adoptive and/ or biological ones) or with themselves.

GET A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

Book your free consultation today!

Addiction & Recovery Consulting offers in-depth, non-therapeutic, private consultations with David B. Bohl on any and all of the issues specific to you and/or your family (available to organizations as well if they are part of the supports).

  • In-person available as indicated (with additional travel costs)
  • Zoom
  • Doxy.me Video Chat
  • Phone

Please note, David does not provide therapeutic services but rather coaching sessions. He is a solution-oriented, intuitive professional who will take his time to listen, asses, and come up with a plan to best help you. These services are offered to both individuals as well as families (or a combination of the two).

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