Kids & Substance Use

Kids & Substance Use

Our society is facing a crisis of substance use that directly impacts young people of all communities, socio-economic sectors and demographics. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Reach out to our clergy or seek guidance from resources below.

Adath Shalom, in cooperation with Prevention is Key, and Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, sponsored a free educational webinar series for parents, grandparents, teachers… anyone who loves kids. Learn from the experts… therapists, law enforcement, and prevention professionals, plus family who have experienced this challenge.  Watch the videos below:

Online Resources:

Support Group Resources

Jewish-Oriented Resources

Jewish Alcoholics Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others

JACS, an organization led by volunteers, is dedicated to: encourage and assist Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment by conducting retreats and other events that provide support to Jews in recovery; promote knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish Community; and act as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

At this time, there do not seem to be any in-patient treatment facilities specifically related to those who are Jewish in the NY metro area. There are some in California, Florida, Maryland, Seattle, and Israel.

Article on Judaism and Addiction (all ages) Information on issues and some resources


  • Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality Paperback – Sep 30 2014, by Rabbi Paul Steinberg
  • God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction Paperback, Aug 2 2010, by Shais Taub

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