Thinking about Being  Jewish and  Addicted

A recent New York State Division of Substance Abuse reports states plainly what the Jewish community has been so reluctant to admit: as high a percentage of American Jews have addictions as any other cultural, religious, or ethnic group.

The program at Yatzkan Drug Rehab Web Site
 is the traditional AA 12-Step Program with a Jewish twist. On average, the program lasts 10 months and Rabbi Twerski?s program has a success rate of an amazing 80%, far above most other long-term residential facilities, and almost double that of the standard 28-day detox centers. Every Sunday there is a family counseling session where the entire family tries to work through the problems associated with drug abuse.

NY State Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Licensing Requirements and Certification Standards for Substance Abuse Counselors and Prevention Professionals