Rabbi Shais Taub's Teachings on Recovery Find a Wide Audience

A Rabbi's Teachings on Recovery Find a Wide Audience
New York Times
Addiction, he argues, is less a chemical dependency or a mental illness than the consequence of an individual's absence from God and of the psychic pain that absence inflicts. “The substance isn't the addict's problem,” Rabbi Taub put it at one point ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/us/a-recovery-rabbi-shais-taub-finds-a-wide-audience.html

Largest addiction treatment facility in Central Texas says, 'No smoking'
Austin American-Statesman
By Mary Ann Roser The image of chain-smoking patients in treatment for drugaddiction is no myth, but an Austin nonprofit hopes to make it history. Austin Recovery, the largest inpatient addiction treatment center in Central Texas and one of the ...

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Alcoholic says 'sorry for hassle' on release from court
This is Grimsby
ALCOHOLIC Colin Osborne hurled abuse at police community support officers and tried to urinate in the street during a bad-tempered confrontation, a court heard. He also annoyed passengers at Grimsby Town railway station during another drunken ...

Drug addict who dealt cocaine in broad daylight in Huddersfield jailed
Huddersfield Examiner
A LONG-standing drug addict who was seen dealing cocaine and cannabis in broad daylight in a Huddersfield street has been jailed for a total of 27 months. Gurjpal Singh, 29, had driven to Bankfield Road in his brother's Citroen Saxo, ...

“Trigger Hand” puts new spin on addiction
The Brown Daily Herald
By using the politically charged setting of a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, the play examines questions of addiction in the context of the relationships it insidiously poisons and strangely manifests. "Addiction needs to be seen as a ...

Grace to address addiction, recovery
Jamestown Sun
At both services, 10:30 am and 5 pm, the following questions will be addressed: How does faith relate to addiction? How can God help you in supporting a friend who has an addiction? How can faith be a source of strength in overcoming an addiction?

Church must contribute to fight against alcoholism
Luanda - An Evangelic Reformed Church in Angola (IERA) official defended on Thursday here the need for churches to be more and more united, so as to help in the fight against excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks, especially by young people, ...

Advice from ex-video game addict
After reading my story in “Ex-video game addict shares his story, and a way out'' in Globe South Jan. 26, I became even more aware of how important it is for me to make a positive impact in the way people view video game addiction.


Anti-Drug Vaccines Hold Promise - But Little Profit
Inter Press Service
By Emilio Godoy MEXICO CITY, Feb 10, 2012 (IPS) - Vaccines against drug addiction appear to be a better strategy than the repressive worldwide "war on drugs", but first they must overcome resistance from pharmaceutical laboratories and secure financial ...

Ex-Addicts Staying Sober Through Sport
KGTV San Diego
Most join the group because they've struggled with drug or alcohol addiction. "Life should be better once you get sober," said Strode, 38. "(We want to) help people build a new life, a new self-image and have fun without getting high.

Alcoholism and crime wave among ethnic youths - ucanews.com
By johnb
Alcoholism and crime wave among ethnic youths Rising tide of violence is causing alarm.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Sues Major Beer Companies Over Alcoholism ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota said it is demanding $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation, which encompasses some of the ...
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Once Addict, Now a Counselor, Cohen Giving Back
Once Addict, Now a Counselor, Cohen Giving Back. Date: Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:12 am. By: Kevin Wilson, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com. Growing up in Kenilworth, a tough public housing area in northeast Washington, D.C., ...

Social isolation predicts early death as much as smoking or alcoholism
By socialcapital
“Low social interaction as high a risk factor for early death as smoking 15 cigarettes daily or being analcoholic, and twice the risk factor of obesity.” Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a psychologist at BYU, published a recent meta-analysis with Timothy ...
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The Suing Sioux: Tribe Sues Top Beer Makers For Contributing To ...
By jonathanturley
However, beer sales are perfectly legal and these indian customers are adults who have a right to purchase alcoholic beverages — and the citizens of Whiteclay have a right to sell the beer so long as they have the required permits. Notably, as this picture represents, taverns ....http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/Documents/disparityEhlers.pdfThere both genetic and environmental risks for alcoholism at work here. 9 idealist707 1, February 10, 2012 at ...

Early Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis — NEJM
Neuberger J , Webb K . Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: knowing the .... No relapse of alcoholism was observed during the 6 months after liver ...

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