addiction

Hooked: Personal Stories of Addiction

Last week, Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Edward A. Myerberg Center and the Baltimore Board of Rabbis hosted a community forum, Confronting the Opioid Epidemic. The event brought together public health advocates, treatment professionals, people in recovery and concerned community members to talk about the pervasiveness of opioid use and addiction, the …

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What Every Parent of an Addict Needs to Know

Guest Blogger: Maryland Addiction Recovery Center JCS would like to thank the Maryland Addiction Recovery Center for allowing us to share their very important message to parents: Being a parent is an incredibly wonderful and life-changing experience that only those who have children will understand. Parents only want what is best for their children and …

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Addressing Addiction in the Jewish Community

By Howard Reznick, LCSW-C The “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly:  persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” That’s the definition of addiction, according to Webster’s Dictionary.  But that definition …

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