The EBI for Addiction, Prevention, and Family Education partners with and offers programs for spiritual leaders, clinicians, educators, parents, and invested community members that address the overt and covert aspects of addiction and its subsequent destructive and compulsive behaviors and thinking.
As a Jewish addiction treatment center, Beit T’Shuvah has been immersed in a 30-year study of what we call human brokenness – the inherent inner human dilemma wherein we live in an uncertain world with uncertain meaning and an uncertain future. Our teachers have been those in our community who are most acutely broken: the junkies, criminals, alcoholics, gamblers and thieves, who are no longer able to deny their inner struggle.
Our research shows that the destructive behavior of addiction and crime are actually the most severe manifestations of a deeper brokenness, the inability to integrate our contradictory selves. Beit T’Shuvah's solution to this human dilemma is contained in a deeply personal and relevant integration of body, mind, and spirit. Informed by both psychological and spiritual insight, our integrative approach asserts that we are complex human beings, both holy and imperfect. The EBI at Beit T’Shuvah has been created to share the lessons of redemption and how they can lead each one of us on a path toward wholeness.
In order for us as leaders to transmit these lessons and change the current paradigm to embrace our imperfections, we must examine ourselves and our capacity to confront, counsel, and teach those most severely fractured through the place where the mind, heart, and soul meet.