Addiction and addiction recovery are realities in our community; they always have been and likely will be into the near future. Until recently many people in the Jewish community denied that addiction was a Jewish issue. Now there is a much greater recognition of how addiction challenges our own. However, many Jewish families still express deep feelings of isolation when confronting addiction in themselves or their loved ones.
There are so many ways, large and small, that each of us can support Jewish families struggling with active addiction or in recovery, to bring them out of isolation and into the loving support our community offers. Here are some ideas: