JAAN | Jewish Addiction Awareness Network logo

Blog

Have Something to Say About Addiction and the Jewish Experience? Submit a Blog Post.

JAAN is committed to sharing points of view, experiences, and expertise from individuals and professionals across the Jewish spectrum. If you’re interested in contributing a blog post to our website, or know someone who might be, please submit it to info@jaanetwork.org. We’re happy to assist you with identifying a topic. View our blog submission guidelines.

The views and opinions expressed in these blogs are those of the authors
and do not necessarily reflect any official position of Jewish Addiction Awareness Network.

God is Not an Enabler

God is Not an Enabler

by Joseph Kaufman

A parent connects God’s actions as He was freeing the Israelites from Mitzrayim to family members’ difficult challenges with loved ones struggling with substance use disorder.

Wandering the Wilderness: A Journey of Self-Discovery & Healing

Wandering the Wilderness: A Journey of Self-Discovery & Healing

by Jory Hanselman

How our ancestors and history of wandering the wilderness can support growth and recovery, and reframe our attitudes toward mental health and substance use disorder.

God, Idolatry & Addiction: The Quest for Wholeness

God, Idolatry & Addiction: The Quest for Wholeness

by Rabbi K'vod Wieder

A broader definition of addiction. What Parshat Ki Tisa can teach us about human nature, and what takes us further away from or brings us closer to God.

From Spirits to Spirit

From Spirits to Spirit

by Rabbi Paul Steinberg

How the journey from addiction to recovery transformed my perspective on Judaism, my Jewish practice, and my relationship with God.

Addiction is Not a Spectator Sport -   The Whole Family Gets to Play!

Addiction is Not a Spectator Sport - The Whole Family Gets to Play!

by Stuart K.

A family finds serenity and wholeness after discovery of a son’s addiction to drugs pulls them apart, ultimately using their journey to help others.

Addiction is a Jewish issue. We’re working to address it.