Is Addiction a Moral Issue?

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Experts rarely talk about the moral issues raised by addiction.
Air Date: 9/8/16
Duration: 27
Guest Bio: Yeshaia Blakeney
Yeshaia-BlakeneyYeshaia Blakeney is the co-founder of Integrity Treatment Program and an addictions expert with 12 years experience working in treatment. Receiving his addictions counseling education at UCLA, he then received his BA from Antioch University, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Rabbinics at AJRCA.

Specializing in spiritual counseling, philosophy of addiction, group facilitation and addiction education, Yeshaia's experience, knowledge and know-how is unique in the field of drug and alcohol treatment. Yeshaia has been in recovery himself since 2003 and his personal experience of addiction and sobriety facilitates a deep connection with his clients.

Yeshaia is not your typical addictions specialist: a Hip Hop musician, philosopher, spiritual counselor, Rabbinic student, and perpetual learner, Yeshaia embodies passionate living in recovery.
    Is Addiction a Moral Issue?
    Conversations about addiction are usually focused on how it affects mental, emotional, and psychological health.

    We very rarely talk about the moral issues raised by addiction.

    Shai Blakeney has 12-plus years working in the addiction treatment field. Through his experience, Shai has come to understand the importance of integrity in creating a new sober identity and living a healthy life in recovery.

    Shai discusses how he defines integrity, and why it matters in the recovery conversation. Shai also explains how you can connect with what you are trying to recover when you embark on your unique sobriety journey.
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