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Making the Right Decision

By Beit T'shuvah

January 4, 2013 | 11:39 am

By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

I am always called on to make decisions or reverse decisions that others have made. These experiences come from Staff, families, residents, potential residents,... read on

  • Compulsive Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 3, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    Part of addiction is compulsion, and as this blog’s title is “Addicted to Redemption” we find that we must compulsively redeem ourselves.  For us, redemption is not relegated to the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and it is not specific to New Years.

    ... read on
  • Blurring the Lines Between Sober and Not Sober

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 2, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    I have a feeling that things used to be much more simple in twelve-step groups. One was either strictly sober (being defined as not using any mind-altering substances), or not sober (thus defined as using mind-altering substances). Both rhetorically and... read on

  • Sacred Housekeeping Release Party

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 1, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    This past Saturday Harriet Rossetto, CEO and Founder of Beit T'Shuvah, celebrated the release of her new book, Sacred Housekeeping--A Spiritual Memoir.

    The memoir is more than just the story of Harriet's life, it is the tale of a woman who set out on an unpopular mission to... read on

  • What does it mean to be Jewish in 2013?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 31, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    On Passover we are asked "to see ourselves as if we had made the Exodus from Egypt." I must admit this is quite a challenge for me. As we leave Genesis and enter into Exodus, I started to think about this idea. I guess in some sort of metaphorical way, I can... read on

  • Saturday Questionnaire

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 29, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Inga Roizman is a stunning example of the power of redemption.  She had been a resident of Beit T'Shuvah on two separate occasions and has now been working as a Counselor for the past 10 months.  Everyday that Inga comes to work she brings both her personal experience and a... read on

  • Ripping Off the Rabbi

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 28, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    My day has gotten even crazier than I last wrote about. I have had to deal with someone who left Beit T’Shuvah owing a lot of money—someone I had helped personally. She ripped a couple of other people off and now wants help. What do I do?

    This is my... read on

  • Is Prevention Possible?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 27, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    As a department within Beit T’Shuvah, Prevention has a different jurisdiction from “Rehab Proper.”  Instead of treating those who have already gone down the rabbit hole of addiction, the Prevention program attempts to attack the roots of the disease, preventing... read on

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