About the Author


Devora Shabtai

Devora Shabtai MSW, MSc, PhD candidate is a therapist and manager of the Jewish Program of Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Florida which offers evidence-based, individualized substance use and mental health treatment including detox, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Devora lives in Boca Raton with her husband and daughters.


Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a daily uphill battle where modern-day miracles are being performed throughout the recovery process.

Addiction Recovery and Tisha B’Av: Lessons from the Frontlines of Pain

My work with individuals struggling with addiction has given me a deeper understanding of the value of sitting with pain and discomfort.

In Rehab, Discovering the Power of Elul

I experienced my most powerful Elul as a therapist at an inpatient treatment center for substance abuse.

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