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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... 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

  • The Murderer Next Door

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 26, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    After two and a half years of being a member of Beit T'Shuvah, not much can faze me. My rabbi is a convicted felon. My boss is vocal about her struggle to get out of the bed every morning. Most of my friends are crackheads and heroin addicts. A staff member... read on

  • Mom’s the Word

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 25, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    By Michael Welch

    A little over 33 years ago I was introduced to a woman who would change my life.  This precipitated changing the lives of those around me as well. I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire blog to someone, but this is a soul that’s worth sharing with everyone.

    To... read on

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  • From Prison to Purpose

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 24, 2012 | 9:50 am

    By Danny G.

    For forty years I have been an addict, alcoholic and criminal and on September 1st, 2012 I was released from prison after almost 12 years of incarceration. I learned of Beit T’Shuvah about a year prior to my release and started writing to Carrie Newman in Beit... read on

  • T’Shuvah Means Redemption

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 22, 2012 | 7:55 pm

    At some point in the midst of life’s successes, everyone must eventually fall. When you do, what’s the thing to do next?  With what method do you move forward?
    Sometimes, in order to keep moving forward, you need to move forward in a different direction.  By recognizing that the... read on

  • The Path to Daily Learning

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 21, 2012 | 11:34 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Continuing my blog about a "day in the life" and my own struggles to live well and do the next right thing.

    I meet with different staff people all the time and I find myself wrestling with my upbringing and what is the reality of today. I was brought up... read on

  • My Kid is Fine

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 20, 2012 | 10:45 am

    By M. Alexander

    When I had a drug problem, my parents were begging me to check into rehab. They saw that I was dying and wanted to do whatever they could to save my life.  But I have noticed that there is another trend—the kid wants to check in, but it is the parent who is... read on

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