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Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Football And Big Promotions

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 26: Mid90s marks the directing debut of Jonah Hill, 34, who also wrote the film. While billed as a comedy/drama, the reviews I’ve read describe it as a pretty gritty film with just a chuckle now and again. It follows Stevie, a 13-year-old with a tough home life. His working-class…

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State Opioid Deaths Rising

Michigan continues to be among the states nationwide experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses in recent years, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced Thursday, Oct. 4. Preliminary 2017 data reveals that of the 2,729 overdose deaths in Michigan in 2017, 1,941 were opioid-related. “The opioid epidemic continues to be a national emergency that is…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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Panelists: Dr. Elise Gilbert Aronowitz, Dr. Shawn Achtman, moderator Stephanie Steinberg, Josh Roberts and Judge Edward Sosnick.

A Jewish Lens

Jason Rubenfire Special to the Jewish News The Well explores opioid addiction. The opiate crisis in America has reached epidemic standards. According to the CDC, overdose deaths claimed approximately 64,000 American lives in 2016, with the numbers showing few signs of falling. No corner of America or any one particular culture or nationality is shielded…

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My Brother & Kate Spade (Thoughts on Suicide)

Almost 18 years ago, my youngest brother, Tom, died by suicide; he shot himself in the head. A recovering heroin addict who’d been clean 13 years, he relapsed after my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not long before that, he had fallen in love with a woman who later left him, and he sank…

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Wilderness Therapy

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Photos courtesy of BaMidbar Wildnerness Therapy Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble.…

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Hope Not Handcuffs

Above: Judge Linda Davis presents a program about Hope Not Handcuffs. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Police departments to provide a pathway to treatment for addicts. People dealing with addiction in Macomb County who run afoul of the law have a chance at staying out of jail thanks to a program launched last February called Hope…

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What If We Treated Addiction Like Any Other Chronic Disease?

Sponsored by Feinberg Consulting Imagine you’re at your doctor’s office for a checkup. After asking you some questions, reviewing your medical history and running some tests, your doctor reports that she has both good news and bad news. She offers the bad news first. “Unfortunately, you have a chronic, lifelong disease with no cure,” she…

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A Community Conversation On The Opioid Epidemic

Temple Israel presents the Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference. The opioid epidemic affecting the entire Metro Detroit community will be the subject of the annual Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference Wednesday, March 7, at Temple Israel. Held since 1979, the Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference seeks to bring the Southeast Michigan community…

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