Walk with us on a road where Jewish thought and Jewish experience is applied to recovery. Finding places where your experience will inform our peers in their struggle with addictions.
We bring with us spiritual texts for maps. Addicts can tell their stories, mothers can speak their truth. Brothers walk with brothers who talk to their sisters of cousins and so on. A Jewish mother’s network. A Jewish addict’s network. A Jewish community.
We can and we will make a difference.
Living in Recovery
The Jewish Path to Recovery offers solutions to the unique challenge of addiction in the Jewish community. While there are current efforts for prevention and awareness, they will not protect our community from suffering the throws of addiction in our family.
We continue to feel the heartbreaking loss when our loved ones fall victim to overdose, and other tragic consequences of addiction. It is this overwhelming shame and reluctance of talking about addiction that inhibits a discussion with a robust response. It is in the middle of the problem that we must have impact.
The Jewish Path fills that gap. There is a Jewish solution that relies on almost 6000 years of good advice and practical steps to leading a meaningful life. Our mission is to reach all 14 million Jews in the world and let them know there is solution to addiction and a resource for those seeking help.
Getting sober is not a onetime event. The Jewish Path is here for you every step of the way. Come for inspiration, come for connection. We are already on the road to recovery we have strategies that can help.
Make for yourself a Rav (a teacher); acquire for yourself a friend; and judge every person favorably.
Pirkei Avot Ch 1:6
Let's Stop Playing God
First of all, we had to quit playing God. -Bill W
Here is the heart of Twelve Step recovery – quit playing God.
Most of us tend to equate Twelve Step recovery with specific addictions, such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex, and shoplifting. If we suffer from one or more of these addictions, we may seek out a place like this: if we don’t, we won’t. That’s a pity. Twelve Step recovery is much more than a way to escape the clutches of addictive behaviors. Twelve Step recovery is about freeing yourself from playing God, and since almost everyone is addicted to this game.
Twelve Step recovery is something from which everyone can benefit.
Contact Jewish Path to Recovery
Get in touch with Jewish Path to Recovery to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.