ERADICATING THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION IN THE JEWISH WORLD
Carl Erik Fisher writes about the history of addiction during a growing overdose crisis and gives us the best prescription of all: understanding.
Jewish stigmas around addiction and substance abuse often prevents people from addressing the problem and seeking treatment. In his new book, The Urge: Our History of Addiction, Fisher provides an authoritative, illuminating and deeply human history of addiction – a baffling and deeply misunderstood phenomenon. By probing not only into medicine and science, but also literature, religion, and public policy, The Urge lights the way forward for those whose lives remain threatened by addiction.
Join him in conversation with AJU’s Rabbi Sherre Hirsch, as they discuss how Judaism has addressed addiction and how a more expansive nuanced and compassionate view can help combat this challenge.
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Presented in partnership with the Elaine Breslow Institute at Beit T’shuvah
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