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Rabbi Benny Zippel and Chaim Andruiser discuss how Project Heart helps at risk youth see theselves as the true gems that they are.
How can we be free from our deep enmeshment with physicality and its trappings, and the “highs” we experience from it?
Today, many recognize that a spiritual solution is so powerful that the obsession and compulsion to act out can be lifted.
The total number of lives cut short due to smoking is staggering. Do we find that cigarette smoking is indeed forbidden by leading halachic experts of the day?
Salt Lake City rabbi also helps addicts’ families and those at risk
The first in a series of articles on how Chabad centers and rabbis are responding to the opioid addiction crisis. There is a storm surging through America, leaving devastation in its wake. But the torrential rain and severe winds are not overtly visible; ...
A weekend for addicts, alcoholics and their families to connect and communicate
Experts in the field of addiction agree that a strong support system is one of the most important components of long-term recovery, but creating and maintaining an effective network is often difficult amid the daily demands of work, family and personal ob...
To be honest, I would have never known he was an addict had he not told me so.
Why you sometimes need to say "no" to the people you love most, and how real love is about giving, not receiving.
Alcohol-free seders for those in recovery and parolees
Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel doesn’t mind substituting grape juice for wine at his Passover seders, where adults traditionally drink four cups. Vogel hosts dry seders each year at the Northeast Regional Headquarters of the Aleph Institute in Pittsburgh, a non...
Rabbis work with Jewish addicts and alcoholics year-round, and especially on holidays
Brian Weinberger, an attorney, had been addicted to alcohol and pills for more than a decade until his wife learned of his problem. “The things that I had been hiding came out, and that caused a tremendous upheaval in my family and personally,” said Weinb...
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