About the Author

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

Dr. Abraham Twerski is a psychiatrist and founder of Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, one of America’s leading facilities for addiction treatment. He is the author of more than 60 books, and lectures extensively on the topics of chemical dependency, stress, self-esteem and spirituality. For 20 years, he served as clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, and was associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Dr. Twerski is an ordained rabbi, and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement. Visit him online at www.abrahamtwerski.com, and his 12-step self-esteem program at www.12steps2selfesteem.org.

Maximizing Faith

And he trusted in God, and God reckoned (it to him as righteousness 15:6) The Torah tells us...

Conflicted Belief

Noah with his sons, his wife and his son's wives with him, went into the Ark because of the waters...

Seal of God is Truth

In the beginning of God's creating the heavens and the earth... God blessed the seventh day and...

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski on Purpose

The necessity to search for meaning in life.

Judaism & the 12 Steps

Is the 12-step program kosher?


Getting out of the quick-fix mentality.

Building Self-Esteem in Children

To help your children attain self-esteem, you need to develop your own self-esteem.

Surviving the Economic Crisis

Coping, persevering and winning in troubled economic times.

Mine and Yours

Psychological and chassidic insights into the four basic character types.

Diamond Processing

Every person has buried deep inside a dazzling, million-dollar gem. We just need to cut away the dirt to find it.

Learning to Like Yourself

I had been left totally alone, in absolute communion with myself. I could hardly wait to get away.

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