Spiritual Practices of Addiction and Recovery

Rev. Alex Holt
We are affected by cravings to all sorts of substances and behaviors. The latest is the opiates addiction trend. How do we, as religious liberals and occasional skeptics, face addictions in ourselves and others in this busy age?

Rev. Holt is an Accredited Interim Minister and is currently serving Westside UU Congregation in Seattle. He is 15 years sober from alcohol addiction and was one of the founders of the UUA Addictions Ministry program. He grew up in Lisbon, Maine on a 200 year old farm under challenging circumstances. He along with his life partner Debra are long time Zen Buddhist students. Alex is now on the board of the Buddhist Recovery Network.