Recovery Journeys and the Role of Judaism
Every recovery journey is as unique as the individual who embarks on it. Here, authors share their personal experiences with finding their way to and through recovery, and the role Judaism played in their journeys.
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A Queer Jew shares their story of confusion, alienation, self-discovery, blackout drinking, sobriety, and ultimately, joyfully embracing all aspects of their true self.
How a powerful Torah quote from Deuteronomy helps one man make sense of his past struggles with substance use disorder and informs his recovery.
A young mom shares her recovery journey, drawing parallels between Judaism, harm reduction, and why it is essential to respect multiple paths for gaining and maintaining sobriety.
A rabbi shares his journey from opioid addiction to recovery, and what inspired him to embrace “recovering out loud.”
One woman’s powerful story of conversion, recovery, and finding true belonging in the Jewish community on Tisha B’Av.
A courageous story of one woman’s journey through the denial of alcoholism to confronting shame in recovery, and how her openness has helped others find hope and healing.
How a very special Birthright trip to Israel brought together Judaism and recovery in a life-changing way for a young woman in early sobriety.
After losing everything to addiction, how can one embrace the darkness with honesty and find connection with the Divine Presence?
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.
How the journey from addiction to recovery transformed my perspective on Judaism, my Jewish practice, and my relationship with God.
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