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Jewish stigmas around addiction and substance abuse can prevent people from acknowledging a problem and seeking treatment.
On Shavuot, as we celebrate our nations’ acceptance of the Torah once again, one may wonder why this Holiday is necessary to begin with: Have we not already received the Torah? Why do we recall Matan Torah again year after year? Through working with individuals in addiction recovery, we have gained a new understanding of the value of ongoing re-dedication, and to what it looks like to authentically live and breathe one’s set of core spiritual principles. Here are 3 lessons that we have gleaned from working with those in treatment/recovery that can be carried into this Holiday.