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August 25, 2021

JF&CS Staff Members Attend Spirituality and Wellness Summit

JF&CS Staff Members Attend Spirituality and Wellness Summit

“I’m both Jewish and a person in recovery- so every session I attended, really hit home. It’s imperative for the Jewish community to learn about addiction because addiction is a human issue, so that means it’s a Jewish issue.” - Mira Cohen, JF&CS… Read More

August 02, 2021

JF&CS HAMSA Welcomes Joel Dworkin to the Team

JF&CS HAMSA Welcomes Joel Dworkin to the Team

Joel Dworkin may be new to HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse) and JF&CS as HAMSA Program Manager, but he is not new to addiction in the Jewish world. It was a long journey that brought him to lead the HAMSA program; a road that took… Read More

March 24, 2021

HAMSA Presents The Seder Through the Lens of Recovery: A New Take on an Old Ritual

HAMSA Presents The Seder Through the Lens of Recovery: A New Take on an Old Ritual

HAMSA is excited to share our first ever Passover resource guide: The Seder Through the Lens of Recovery: A New Take on an Old Ritual! Read More

January 13, 2021

HAMSA Looks Back at 2020

HAMSA Looks Back at 2020

The COVID crisis led to increased need for services to help those struggling with substance abuse. Read More

September 03, 2020

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

“What's deadlier than drugs and alcohol?" Stigma and shame. Read More

September 03, 2020

HAMSA Program Manager Featured on Podcast

HAMSA Program Manager Featured on Podcast

The Growth Exponential Podcast, hosted by Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D., recently spoke with Leslie Lubell, HAMSA Program Manager. Read More

September 03, 2020

Bestselling Author Holds Virtual Q&A About His Memoir on Family and Addiction

Bestselling Author Holds Virtual Q&A About His Memoir on Family and Addiction

Reporter Newspapers' Erin Schilling publicized a recent virtual question-and-answer session between NYT Bestselling Author David Sheff — "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" — and Leslie Lubell, HAMSA Program Manager. Read More

August 24, 2020

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Sally Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor at JF&CS, has 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy and education to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse issues. She shares how addiction can impact the family as a… Read More

August 13, 2020

Addiction’s Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic : Interview With Author David Sheff

Addiction’s Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic : Interview With Author David Sheff

HAMSA welcomed David Sheff on August 20 for an intimate conversation about addiction in America, and its impact on families – with the wisdom and insight that can only come from the parent of a child with addiction. Read More

April 17, 2020

Can you ever trust an addict? Even in recovery?

Can you ever trust an addict? Even in recovery?

With recovery, if you take it in little steps, you can start to build back that trust and recover your relationship. You are putting marbles in the jar. If the marbles resemble trust, you are offering your recovered loved one the opportunity to,… Read More

September 12, 2019

Opening the Door to Recovery

Opening the Door to Recovery

Recovery is hard. Supportive resources are needed to open the door and begin the journey to recovery. Read More

September 04, 2019

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month. Read More