Addiction: New York Area Resources

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JACS – Jewish Alcoholics & Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others
Sharon Darack, Program Director
Support, guidance, contacts and comfort in times of crisis. Jewish events that promote recovery, Awareness and prevention services for the community.

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.


If you’re a teen and someone important to you is an addict, you can find support in a Narateen group. Narateen is designed for teen Nar-Anon members

By Young Addicts for Young Addicts

A fact sheet developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous who have stayed clean and found a new way of life to share the message that any addict, no matter how young, can stop using drugs and even lose the desire to use.

More Information About Different Types of Addictions

There are many other different kinds of addictions including Internet, gaming, shopping, food, gambling. Learn more about the one that seems relevant to you or someone in your life.

Guide to Different Types of Drugs

Thorough information on different types of addictive substances, including cigarettes and tobacco.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

Details on the dangers of underage drinking and tips on how to address this threat to adolescent development and health.

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The Kabbalistic Secret of Kissing

What the Zohar teaches about love-making and the coming of the messiah.

How to Pray Through Infertility

Jewish tradition is no stranger to infertility, but it is only recently that liturgical responses to this struggle have emerged.