Tom Catton

Tom Catton has been in long-term recovery for thirty-nine years. His story appears in a twelve-step fellowship text with more than seven million copies in circulation around the world. Tom is invited to speak in the US and internationally several times a year at twelve-step conventions in front of audiences ranging from 500 to 10,000 people. He has been taking twelve-step meetings into the prison system in Hawaii since 1984. He has been active in service positions over the years, including serving on a committee that met for over three years to write a recovery text for a twelve-step fellowship. Tom is on the advisory board of the Buddhist Recovery Network, and is also trained in Tibetan singing bowl therapy. He leads a Buddhist recovery meditation group that meets twice a month in Hawaii. Catton is the author of a book titled “The Mindful Addict: A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit”. The book illustrates how spiritual connection and the practice of meditation can promote healing and enhance recovery. The book also emphasizes how an addict’s life can be changed through the guidance of a Higher Power and living a life of humble service based on love and selflessness.