Stepping Out of the Abyss
By: Aryeh Buchsbayew and Menachem Poznansk
Do you sense that what ails you (or your loved one) is of a deep or spiritual nature? Are you struggling to find out what to do about it?
The 12 Step philosophy identifies spirituality as the core element of alcoholism and addiction. The principles of the 12 Step program, put into practice, have produced a freedom from suffering for millions, catapulting them into the serenity of a sober life. Through practice of the 12 Steps, they receive a new pair of glasses through which to see their lives, and a set of spiritual tools for achieving mastery over their problems.
This unique, important, and easy-to-read volume is full of information, tools, stories, and inspiration. It dispels misconceptions and helps the reader - whether an addict or someone with addictive behavior, family member, clergyman, mental health professional, or other concerned member of the community - understand how to use the 12 Steps.
With a chapter by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, this fascinating book helps addicts and those with addictive behaviors (and their loved ones) understand what is going on inside and how to get the help that is needed. This wonderful book is a new beginning.
About the Authors:
Aryeh Buchsbayew is a New York State licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of substance abuse and addiction since 2005. Aryeh is trained in the CBT, DBT and EMDR methods of psychotherapy and specializes in trauma work. Aryeh currently serves as a clinical supervisor at OHEL Children's Home and Family Services and is Director of Men's Services at The Living Room, a recovery clubhouse for Jewish Young Adults aged 18-35. Aryeh received his Masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2012 and lives with his wife and children in Woodmere, New York.
Menachem Poznanski is a New York State licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 2002. Since 2004, Menachem has served as Director (and now, Clinical Director) of The Living Room, a recovery clubhouse for Jewish Young Adults aged 18-35. The Living Room, a division of Our Place of NY, Inc. and the first Jewish program of its kind, provides outreach services specifically to Jewish young adults in recovery. Menachem received his masters degree in Social Work from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiller School of Social Work in 2005, and maintains a private practice in Cedarhurst, NY where he lives with his wife and children.
"Spirituality, is implementing one's spirit and being the finest human being one can be. It is that simple.. The 12 Step program requires the surrender of one's will and accepting the will of G-d. It requires searching out one's character defects and correcting them. It requires making amends to those one may have offended. It requires helping others. It requires rigorous honesty. It thus provides a method whereby a person can become truly spiritual."
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski