RARELY HAVE WE SEEN ANYONE RELAPSE WHO HAS FOLLOWED OUR PATH. WE HAVE A COMMON SOLUTION within our group experience at (T12) which is so powerful that the most resistant become willing to change. The joy and deep understanding between us inspires the new client, who discovers he can recover “In spite of himself.” Complete personality change indeed miraculous, clear evidence for those who need help from the Power which cannot fail. This process heals trauma, there is no stigma. THE JEWISH RECOVERY CHALLENGE: If you take these Torah Twelve Steps you will never use drugs/alcohol again, nor be compulsive in behaviors.
There is never an excuse to go to secular rehabs. They have a 4% one-year abstinence rate, and never produce profound character change. They cannot provide the spiritual foundation to recovery that is essential. To bill insurance, a rehab must claim its therapy not the Creator is the source of change, thus it cannot be 12 step spiritually based. Cognitive behavioral therapy in addiction is like a band-aid on a cancer. Some programs claim they’re based on a 12 step THEORY or PHILOSOPHY, this is also proof of no recovery. The steps are a real life experience from Above, not a human based theory or philosophy. No need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to be introduced to a sponsor at an AA meeting. A “Chaplain” or visiting “Rabbi” is totally inadequate, it may add to cultural sensitivity, but it is not a real Jewish program. Spirituality within Judaism experienced in the 12 Step approach is the core life-force (neshama) behind real treatment. The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book states only a spiritual awakening can restore addicts sanity, and “Probably no human power can can relieve our alcoholism” this includes all secular rehabs. Many prominent Rabbi’s have publicly stated the importance of sending to a Torah based rehab. “>Testimonial of the dangers of secular rehabs.
Every client who successfully completed our program in the last five years has remained clean and has integrated back into their respective communities. We have stated a phase two Outreach Fellowship to complete steps 6-12, as addiction cannot be conquered without a complete personality change, which requires ALL 12 STEPS. This is not a faith based residential phase, rather complete independent living. Our phase two members will testify to anyone interested in our program. Let us speak to your loved ones who need help and we will show them there is an answer. THE RECOVERY CHALLENGE: Meet our phase two fellowship members and compare their growth with any other program, and you will know a Kiddush Hashem that nothing can match the Power of Torah Based 12 Steps.
Personality change and spiritual growth is indispensable. Inner commitment to this truth supersedes the importance of outward structure, as even in a very strict and controlled environment the addict may externally “behave”, but not change internally. Buildings and aesthetic vacation-like settings are nice but contribute nothing to an individual’s personal growth. Health measures are also important practices but it is not really the main focus in addiction treatment. Socialization and finding acceptance feel good but are temporary and superficial. Removing the outer consequences or providing a safe haven is only a temporary answer, as anyone who has experience in trying to stay clean will profess. Thus permanent recovery with happiness can only be accomplished through an “inner” spiritual program.
Rabbi Burns has practiced as a mental health therapist in PHP addiction programs, chaplain in a leading female eating disorder program, treating dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, DEPRESSION. NOTE: “ALL OUR PROGRAM SERVICES ARE SPIRITUAL, NON CLINICAL”. Knowing the limitations of a medical model of treatment, Rabbi Burns opened T12, where those who couldn’t recover through very qualified and caring professionals, were later healed here. Lack of power is the dilemma with chronic relapse and we will identify exactly why prior rehabs have failed. The client will see genuine recovery he or she has never experienced before.