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Jewish Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Research indicates as many as 20% of Jewish people have a family history of addiction.1 For some, faith-based rehabs can serve as an invaluable resource for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. By combining evidence-based treatment and faith, Jewish rehab may help people struggling with addiction achieve and maintain recovery.

What Is a Jewish Faith-Based Alcohol & Drug Rehab?

Judaism dates back 4,000 years and is the oldest monotheistic religion.2 Judaism teaches that there is one true God and that He is revealed through the ancient prophets.2 Furthermore, Judaism teaches that God established a covenant, or contract, with the Jewish people and communicates with them through the prophets.2 The sacred text from which they derive their teachings is called the Tanakh, and it teaches that their Messiah has not yet come.2

According to Pew Research, approximately three-quarters of Jewish people in the U.S. feel that their Jewish identity is either very important or somewhat important.3 For this reason, it’s important for the Jewish community to have a faith-based rehab center for recovery from SUD.

A Jewish rehab facility may combine evidence-based treatment (e.g., behavioral therapy) with the beliefs and values of Judaism. In addition to evidence-based treatment, you may find aspects of:4

  • Prayer.
  • Meditation.
  • Penance.
  • Transformation.

Benefits of Jewish Rehab Programs

There are several benefits to faith-based rehab. You may feel more at ease in a treatment facility that promotes your beliefs and values. You may also find that recovery is smoother with the opportunity to practice your faith while seeking addiction treatment.

There is a stigma in the Jewish community concerning the use of substances, so it’s vital that Jewish individuals feel understood and validated. This can facilitate more openness and transparency during the recovery process.

Almost three-quarters of the rehab facilities in the United States have some type of faith-based element.5 Studies show that faith-based therapeutic approaches positively affect patients.5 Other studies show that a faith-based treatment program can positively affect depression and self-esteem and increase a person’s physical activity.6 Finally, physicians and psychiatrists are more optimistic about faith being used in a treatment program, thus further promoting its advantages.7

Types of Jewish Addiction Treatment Programs

Drug addiction is a complex and chronic disease that affects the brain.8 Because no two people seeking treatment are exactly alike, treatment should be individualized. While recovery looks different for everyone, it may include detox, followed by inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, aftercare planning, or a combination of the four.


While detox is not always necessary, it can be an important first step in recovery for many. For patients who are physiologically dependent on certain substances (e.g., alcohol and benzodiazepines), withdrawal can produce intense, and sometimes dangerous, symptoms. Professionals can help ease the symptoms and get patients through detoxification as comfortably and safely as possible.9

Jewish Residential Treatment Centers

A Jewish-based inpatient rehab program can provide you with a safe, comfortable residential experience 24/7, with professionals caring for your physical safety.10 At the same time, you will have the chance to pray, meditate, read the scriptures, and keep your faith while you recover.

Jewish Outpatient Addiction Rehab

Outpatient rehab differs from inpatient rehab in that you do not live at the facility during treatment. Instead, patients may live at home and go to treatment during the day. The levels of care vary in intensity they are based on the person’s needs.10 Depending on your needs, you can participate in therapy once a week or several times a week and may attend individual therapy, group therapy, or both.10 Some individuals may start in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and transition to a standard outpatient program.11

Jewish 12-Step Programs

One of the more popular faith-based approaches that addiction rehabs use is the 12-Step program. The 12-Step program integrates with the Jewish belief in God as a Higher Power and themes of repentance, transformation, and a new life. During a 12-Step program, participants are bonded in fellowship, enhancing support that may help facilitate recovery.

Dual Diagnosis

When a person has a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression, they are said to have a co-occurring disorder or comorbidity.12 Treating a co-occurring disorder with a dual diagnosis rehab can help address both conditions.12 By integrating the care and treating both conditions, you will have a better opportunity for recovery.12

Types of Therapies Used in Jewish Addiction Rehab

With a Jewish addiction treatment program, you will find principles of faith and spirituality combined with various evidence-based and holistic therapies, such as:

Choosing a Jewish Drug & Alcohol Center Near Me

Finding a rehab center near you or out of state is not always a quick and easy decision. You have several options when choosing, so take your time and consider the amenities or treatment options that are important to you in a rehab center. You can make a list of what you want or need to have in a rehab center. You may also be more likely to find a facility that meets all your needs if you are open to travel rather than staying near your current location.

Some factors you can consider when selecting a Jewish drug rehab center include:

  • How much does rehab cost?
  • Is it located in a place I am comfortable with? (E.g., close to home or farther away due to toxic environments). You can search by location in our directory to find a Jewish rehab near you.
  • Do you have mixed-gender program preferences?
  • Are you looking for a luxury facility?
  • Does it offer the level of treatment you need?
  • If you have a dual diagnosis, does it have a specific treatment for that?
  • How does the treatment program incorporate spiritual principles?

Does My Insurance Cover Jewish Addiction Treatment?

Most insurance will provide some level of treatment for substance use disorder. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) lists alcohol and drug addiction services as 1 of 10 categories of essential health benefits. This means insurance sold on the Health Insurance Marketplace must cover treatment.13

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