Resources

Below are some resources that we have chosen to help in the spiritual aspect of understanding addiction and other behavioral health needs, as well as digital treatment options during this time of need. We will continue to add to this list, so please continue to check this page for updates.

Education

Guest House is fully committed to continue to serve as a resource center of shared experience to help navigate this unprecedented public health emergency.

Get Help, Give Help

Does someone you love have an addiction problem?

Millions of families struggle with this problem every day. Start here to change the situation–with love

Do you want to make a difference in the addiction crisis?

You can be a game-changer in your community by becoming a Family Recovery Advocate. Learn how.

CLICK HERE.

Three Minute Retreat

Here is access to a daily “Three-minute Retreat”…  It’s an opportunity to receive an image, a scriptural passage, some comforting background music – and an opportunity to listen to The Holy Spirit within.  May this gift of comfort bring solace and peace. CLICK HERE.

6th Stage of Grief – Finding Meaning

Please consider this thoughtful and poignant interview by award winning journalist, Christy McDonald with her guest – David Kessler, on the 6th stage of grief – finding meaning.  David Kessler, who co-authored with Elisabeth Kubler Ross the book “On Grief and Grieving,” offers insights for all of us to consider during this time of pandemic. CLICK HERE.

The Living Church Podcast

The Living Church Foundation publishes The Living Church magazine (in continuous publication since 1878), the Covenant blog, and other Christian teaching resources. CLICK HERE.

Virtual Lenten Retreat

Catholic TV: A virtual Lenten retreat with Cardinal Sean O’Malley. CLICK HERE. 

 

Anxiety - Causes and Effects

Wayne State University’s school of Social Work offers this excellent insight into anxiety, its causes and effects, as well as suggestions as to how best to process what we’re each experiencing. We hope that you will this piece to be a helpful, healthful, and a positive way to navigate through these challenging times. CLICK HERE.

 

 

Crisis

Panic, by confusing and frightening you, pulls you away from the help God wants to give you. It is not coming from God. So trust in the calm and hope you feel. That is the voice to listen to.

10 Secrets People in Recovery from Addiction Know

10 Secrets People in Recovery from Addiction Know that Could Help Us All Survive this Global Pandemic. CLICK HERE

Faith in the Time of Crisis

Father James Martin: Faith in Time of Crisis. CLICK HERE.

Where is God in Crisis?

New York Times: Where Is God in This Crisis? CLICK HERE.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. CLICK HERE.

Spiritual Wellness and Recovery During a Pandemic

Rev. Mark S. Stelzer, STD, M-RAS, Education Director for Guest House, discusses spiritual wellness and recovery in a time of a pandemic. This presentation is part of a video series offered in partnership with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men for Catholic male religious in the United States. CLICK HERE.

 

Living the Questions

This article ponders what it means to be living through a collective experience of “ambiguous loss” right now. This is a companion to navigating loss where there is no closure. How does that work during a pandemic with no end in sight?

CLICK HERE.

 

Meetings

Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of isolation. For someone with longtime sobriety, their whole way of dealing with addiction is interacting with people.

Online Intergroup

Alcoholics Anonymous; “Online Intergroup” Resources and Meetings. CLICK HERE.

Recovery in Isolation

Op-Art: Recovery in Isolation. CLICK HERE.

In a Time of Isolation - A Message to Those in Recovery

In a time of social isolation, Mayor Walsh sends a message to those in recovery – The Boston Globe. CLICK HERE.

Prayers & Adoration

Jesus Christ – fully present in the Holy Eucharist in His divine Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity calls us all into spiritual communion and dialogue.

Eucharistic Adoration

This blog enables folks to find an on-line link to a video feed of Eucharistic Adoration occurring within Churches from around the world. Jesus Christ – fully present in the Holy Eucharist in His divine Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity calls us all into spiritual communion and dialogue with our ‘Great Physician.’ CLICK HERE.

Prayer for Protection

This piece from the Knights of Columbus offers a prayer for protection, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. During times of physical & spiritual challenge – Mary is always present and available to us, in our most difficult times of need. CLICK HERE.

Catholic TV: COVID Pandemic

Catholic TV:  A healthcare ethicist discusses the COVID pandemic. CLICK HERE.