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answering a telephone on Shabbat to a person with substance abuse that might relapse

שאלה:

May a 12 Step sponsor or fellow 12 step member use a cell phone to answer a phone call on fellow member on Shabbat if they believe there is no immediate danger of the person using the substance?

תשובה:

If they are certain that there is no immediate danger of the person using the substance, then they may not answer the call (it makes no difference whether a cell or ordinary phone is used). However if there is the slightest doubt, then the cellphone may be activated using the knuckle of a finger and, after the conversation, turned off in the same way.