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Addiction Recovery

Dharma Recovery -

Recovery Dharma offers an approach to recovery based on Buddhist principles. Our program is peer-led and non-theistic. We welcome all those who wish to pursue recovery as part of our community.

Refuge Recovery -

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. In fact, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recovery is possible, and this program provides a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addiction. When sincerely practiced, the program can ensure a full recovery from addiction and a life-long sense of well-being and happiness.

Ottawa Alcoholics Anonymous

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, income or profession. And it’s free.

You can just sit and listen and learn more about recovery, or you can share about your situation. It’s completely up to you.

Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned addiction expert, calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others.

Dr. Gabor Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment.

“Addiction is not a disease. It’s an attempt to solve the problem of emotional pain.”

Recommended Books on Addiction Recovery & Healing

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps: A Recovery Workbook for Individuals and Groups

By Kevin Griffin.

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

By Noah Levine

Ordinary Recovery: Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety

By William Alexander and Kevin GriffinDr Gabor Mate Podcast Interview

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

By Kevin Griffin

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

By Dr Gabor Mate

Podcast Interview with Billie - Healing Addictions - Spiritually

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