A Jewish Recovery Community has three tenets:

  • Relapse prevention for the recovering addict - studies show that addict recover best in their own cultural environment.
  • Gateway to recovery for the using addict - the very existence of a vibrant Jewish Recovery Community helps addicts and their family overcome the initial fear and stigma that comes with admitting that we have an addiction problem.
  • The Spiritual component - Spiritual Recovery contribute and enhances Spiritual Judaism, and vice versa.

Chabad Rabbis across the United States and Canada have recently started local Jewish Recovery Communities. Led by a Recovery Rabbi, who teaches, inspires and listens, members enjoy each others company and share their Experience, Strength and Hope in a Jewish environment. Many communities have full fledge services that include residential programs, a clubhouse and more, some just meet weekly, and continue to grow as a vibrant Jewish Recovery Community.