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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... read on

  • If Marijuana isn’t the Gateway Drug:  What is?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 13, 2012 | 10:10 am

    By BTS Prevention

    Two weeks ago, I asserted in my blog that marijuana is not the gateway drug.  So then, I must propose a subsequent question: “What is the gateway drug?”

    Is it alcohol?  Is it heroin? Is it cocaine?  Bath salts? Spice?

    No.  The actual gateway drug, the... read on

  • Addiction as a Prison

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    Shy B recently presented an issue with the reductionist approaches to understanding. I would like to offer an interesting rebuttal by using a behavioral economics approach to understanding addiction. A story:

    Two men are arrested, and immediately separated.... read on

  • Saturday Questionnaire

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 8, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Adam Mindel is the Family Program Coordinator at Beit T’Shuvah.  He is also a former resident of the program and has now made it his mission to help fight addiction both for the individual and their family.  Here is what he had to say about Beit T’Shuvah and the process of... read on

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  • The Allegory of the Cliff

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 6, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    By BTS Prevention

    “But Mom, Johnny’s mom let him do it!”

    “If Johnny jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?”
    Does this conversation sound familiar?

    Since the dawn of Jewish parenting, The Allegory of the Cliff has been used to illustrate the hazards of peer pressure.  The... read on

  • Seriously, Have a Little Fun

    By Beit T'shuvah

    December 4, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    By Cantor Rachel Goldman Neubauer

     

    To quote from one of my favorite movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.” 

    I take a lot of things seriously.  I’m a Type A person that will drive my coworkers up the wall with my... read on

  • Marijuana:  Gateway to What?

    by Michael Soter

    November 29, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    At every school we work with, without fail, somebody asks, “Is marijuana a gateway drug?”  As recent graduates from teenagedom, we grew up with police officers coming into our schools championing a Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” approach to drugs and alcohol—that if we tried marijuana,... read on

  • Are Adults Just Children (But Worse)?

    by Yeshaia Blakeney

    November 19, 2012 | 11:08 am

    I came home after work and immediately got into it with my six-year-old daughter about not doing her homework.  She got upset, I got upset and we both went to our rooms.  Later she came to apologize, and I wouldn't accept her apology.  Three hours later I realized I was being... read on

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