About the Author


Devora Shabtai

Devora Shabtai, MSW, MSc 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/or mental health treatment including detox, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Devora lives in Boca Raton with her husband and daughters.


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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