In episode 94, a Jew and a Gentile Walk into a Bar…Mitzvah tackles the kissing cousin of mental illness: addiction. Lead by Rev. Helena’s sharing of her own personal experiences with addiction, the gang dives into the deep end of this complex and pervasive topic. So crack a can of bubbly water (seriously, it’s Helena’s go to, absolute favorite) and spend some time with us exploring this new territory! If you want to skip our banter and cigar talk start this podcast at the15:30 mark. Some helpful links: SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. And the Center for Action and Contemplation features the work of Fr. Richard Rohr who was referenced in this podcast. Also check out Fr. Rohr’s book “Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps.