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Alcohol And Drugs In The Jewish Community: The Problems Few Can See

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It was encouraging to hear that things have changed. Many yeshivas are now on board when it comes to alcohol and drug issues. Parents, rabbis and community leaders are searching for help. It took many years, but they are ready. This is important because it is impossible to provide a remedy if you don’t admit there is a problem.

As a community it is important that we remain aware of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Thinking seriously about our actions – such as how we offer alcohol at simchas or how we store prescription medication – can be as effective as the best prevention program. We must all be proactive. I will work with the commissioner to make certain our community has the prevention and treatment programs that are needed.

Together we can all make a positive difference.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz represents Brooklyn’s 45th Assembly District, which includes parts of Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Midwood, and Brighton Beach. His community office is located at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road (718-743-4078) and his e-mail address is cymbros@assembly.state.ny.us.

About the Author: Steven H. Cymbrowitz represents the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn, which includes parts of Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, and Brighton Beach.


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One Response to “Alcohol And Drugs In The Jewish Community: The Problems Few Can See”

  1. 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous wrok, and can easily be shoe horned to accommodate Judiasm if you must keep it Jewish. I know it works because I tried it and now have 16 years of sobriety. So don't overlook it.

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