About Me

My name is James Knight and this site is my creative outlet for writing, researching, and publishing my thoughts on a number of topics including the 12-steps, non-theism (in particular, Buddhism), spirituality, and addiction treatment and recovery. My interest in these topics arises as a result of my own personal struggles with addiction. As I have learned, as recovering addicts, we only have today…

In May 2015, I received a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. I am currently employed as a therapist in rural Western Kentucky at a community mental health agency. My passion is working with those who likewise suffer from addiction and their families. In particular, I am interested in helping clients incorporate mindfulness practices and meditation into their recovery. I am a student of Zen Buddhism and my guiding teacher is Sokuzan who is the Abbott at Sokukoji Temple in Battle Creek, Michigan. In my spare time, I enjoy exercise, meditation, reading, listening to a variety of music, and playing the occasional round of golf.

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The Twelve Steps

First published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, the Twelve Steps continue to provide the foundation for my personal addiction recovery. Many others have likewise found the Twelve Steps indispensable to their lives.

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