web analytics
April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
041114 FINAL
click for
eEdition
Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Battling Addictions
Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: January 25th, 2013

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

I feel so much shame about my disease and the pain I have caused my family and friends. I am trying to make things better now, and hopefully I will be able to beat this disease for good. As they say in the meetings: “One day at a time!”

 

Living With Hearing Voices

Posted on: December 28th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Ms. S. is 31 years old and has been hearing voices for the past 10 years. The voices come almost every day and they tell her that she is a failure, will never amount to anything, no one likes her or respects her. Ms. S. was diagnosed with schizophrenia. At the age of 21 she was told she has a disease of the brain and will need to take medication for the rest of her life.

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, Hello! My name is Dovid* and I am a Gambling Addict. I am 37 years old, with bli ayin hara, three wonderful children, and a special wife who is the source of my strength and recovery.

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: November 30th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, Thank you so much for your column and for shining light on this matter. Addiction has been gnawing at the souls of our community for a long time. Yet, it still remains a disease that is swept under the table.

1
Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, As I write this letter I am overcome with emotions. Relief, fear, trepidation, elation…the feelings are all jumbled up inside of me. Please allow me to back track. My daughter, who recently turned 20, just left to rehab. After four years of denial, lies, manipulation, anger and chaos she finally admitted she has a problem with alcohol.

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road to Recovery

Posted on: October 5th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha,... Today, I am a father of six bochurim b”ah. While I love and appreciate all of my children, unfortunately the Yomim Tovim aren’t filled with the good memories as in the days of yore. You see, one of my sons got involved with the wrong crowd, and at 16 he looks forward to Shabbos and Yom Tov as simply another opportunity to drink. Now that Sukkos is almost upon us, instead of joyfully anticipating, I am cautiously fearful about what Simchas Torah will bring.

2
Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road to Recovery

Posted on: September 21st, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, I am married for 5 years and am unsure how to proceed with my husband and his behavior. Our religion incorporates alcohol throughout the year and during life cycle events. Purim, Pesach, bar mitzvahs, weddings and every Shabbos kiddush (not to mention the kiddush club) all seemingly require alcohol as an integral and necessary ingredient. For my husband, it seems like there is always a “good reason” to make a l'chayim.

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your story. I am getting chizuk just from reading about your journey. I know my husband and I need to go to a meeting, and we will. Let me tell you my story:

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Brocha, Hi, I’m not sure how writing to an advice column can help, but I feel so alone and have nowhere to turn. My 25-year-old daughter is addicted to prescription pain killers (Percocet), and so far she doesn’t seem to want help or even acknowledge that she has a problem. About two years ago […]

Battling-Addictions-logo
 

Road To Recovery

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

SectionsFamilyBattling Addictions

Dear Readers, I do not regret the past, nor do I wish to shut the door on it. I am now able to understand, feel serenity and know peace. No matter how far down the road I have traveled, I now see how my experiences can benefit others. This is part of the Al-Anon/Nar-anon 12 promises that can be achieved by everyone who “works it.” But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning:

Page 1 of 212
Subsections in Sections
  • Arts (447)
  • Movie and Play Reviews (2)
  • Magazine (407)
  • Archives (485)
  • Tributes To Irene Klass (19)
  • Potpourri (282)
  • On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer (247)
  • Teens and Twenties (132)
  • Glimpses Into American Jewish History (109)
  • For the Home (33)
  • News (27)
  • Back to School (11)
  • The Way We Were: From The Archives (6)
  • Devora Waysman (5)
  • Op-Ed Magazine (4)
  • Extras (3)
  • Books (256)
  • Book Reviews (117)
  • The Bookshelf (1)
  • Tevye in the Promised Land (41)
  • For God's Sake!? (5)
  • Community (215)
  • South Florida (355)
  • Community Currents (179)
  • West Coast Happenings (165)
  • My Machberes (55)
  • The View From The Beis Medrash (19)
  • How You Can Help (17)
  • Rockland County/Northern New Jersey (15)
  • Upcoming Events (15)
  • Queens and Long Island (12)
  • Jewish Community (9)
  • Food (146)
  • Recipes (113)
  • Kosher Food News (77)
  • Jewish Fress (55)
  • Kashrut Scene (49)
  • Restaurant Review (14)
  • From The Wine Cellar (8)
  • Press Releases (1)
  • Health and Living (92)
  • Sports (89)
  • Baseball Insider (89)
  • Jewess Press (89)
  • Feminine Soul (85)
  • Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson (68)
  • Daily Living (45)
  • Travel (72)
  • Features (68)
  • Features On The Jewish World (185)
  • SciTech (42)
  • Electronics Today (28)
  • Business/Finance (35)
  • Family (25)
  • Chronicles of Crises (417)
  • Parenting Our Children (305)
  • Marriage and Relationships (292)
  • The Adventures of Joojoon (275)
  • Battling Addictions (10)
  • Challenging Parenting (7)
  • Aliyah (9)
  • Real Estate (3)
  • Special Features (1)
  • Israel At War: Operation Amud Anan (176)
  • Israel Elections 5773 (132)
  • Olympics 2012 (39)
  • President's Conference 2012 (18)
  • US Elections 2012 (18)
  • Purim (14)
  • The Carter-Cardozo Controversy (10)
  • Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/family/battling-addictions/road-to-recovery-9/2013/01/25/

    Scan this QR code to visit this page online: