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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...
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...
Spirituality and support for addicts and their loved ones
Boca Raton, Fla.’s Jewish Recovery Center opened its first men-only residential house on Monday. Directed by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Meir and Frumi Kessler, the center caters to recovering drug addicts and alcoholics with its sense of community. It offers ...
Avraham, who battled drug addiction for 10 years, says that a Montreal crisis treatment center convinced him that his life was not defined by his dependency.
Rabbi Meir and Frumi Kessler provide a sense of community for Jewish addicts and those in recovery through a combination of Shabbat dinners, weekly meetings and a halfway house.
For recovering addicts, the four cups of the Passover Seder can represent enslavement instead of freedom. A Sober Seder run by a Chabad House in Los Angeles will give them the opportunity to celebrate the holiday without the fear of relapse.
For almost 20 years, Chabad Project Pride-Centre Lifeline has been helping area residents suffering from all types of addiction. It focuses on personal relationships and the root causes of unwanted behavior.
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