The journey out of addiction is a long road. Residents at our long term extended care, Surfside Structured Sober Living will rebuild their lives with the help of 12-steps, a comprehensive 3 Phase life development program and family members.
During active addiction the joys that once were are long gone. Our residents get the opportunity to learn to enjoy new activities such as surfing, hiking, longboarding, going to the gym, playing paintball, yoga, cooking and more.
The families and residents will recover from the effects of addiction as a unit. The staff at Surfside Structured Sober Living assists our residents and families with the healing and tools necessary for lasting recovery. Recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.
"He who says he can and he who says he can't are both usually right" - Confucius
Surfside Structured Sober Living believes staying clean requires determination and a willingness to believe in oneself. Our residents build the self-esteem necessary to succeed at recovery and thrive in the world. The desire to take action is the only catalyst addicts need to Rebuild, Rediscover and Recover.
Why Surfside Structured Sober Living?
Surfside Structured Sober Living is a Non-Profit 501c(3) that provides a safe long term Extended Care for 18-34yo alcoholic and drug addicted men, while they learn how to apply the tools given to them in addiction treatment. Not only is Surfside the most comprehensive addiction/recovery program in the state, it also is the first Licensed Sober Living in the state by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. This means Surfside is at the fore-front of safety regulations and accountability. Surfside Structured Sober Living is also certified as a Level III residence by New Jersey Alliance of Recovery Residence.
Surfside is a long term Extended Care Sober Living residence that gives men the opportunity to REBUILD from the damage caused by drugs and alcohol while minimizing the stress of normal day-to-day life. Surfside Structured Sober Living in New Jersey offers these individuals a prime place to call home where they can REDISCOVER life and the abundance it offers. Surfside has a specific life development program that teaches young men to use life principles that will help them RECOVER from addiction and alcoholism and, if practiced as a way of life, will help them to become happy and usefully whole.
- 2016 data in New Jersey confirms 2221 people died from drugs being the direct cause. 2018 numbers are projected to move closer to 3000.
- The CDC reports: Heroin use has almost doubled in 18-25 year old young adults over the last decade.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports: Opioids were involved in over 60,000 deaths in 2016.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) explains:
- Approximately 4.3 million Americans used non-medical prescription painkillers in the last month.
- Close to 1.9 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for prescription painkiller use disorder based on the amount of drugs they used in the past year.
- 1.4 million people used prescription painkillers non-medically for the first time in 2014.
- Most of these individuals used prescription painkillers for the first time around age 21.
According to SAMHSA’s 2014 NSDUH:
- A staggering 4.8 million people have used heroin at some point in their life.
- In 2014, a survey conducted among Americans ages 12 to 49 revealed average age of first use was 28. In 2016, the age of first use is significantly younger.
- 212,000 people age 12 or older used heroin for the first time in 2014.
Alcohol Use/Disorders in the United States per NIAAA:
- 25% of people age 18+ report binge drinking in the past month and another 7% percent reported that they engaged in heavy drinking in the past month.
- 16.6 million adults ages 18 and older have an alcohol related disorder . About 2/3 of these people are men. Of the 16.6 million adults with a alcohol related disorder, only 1.3 million adults actually received addiction treatment.
- In 2013 an estimated 697,000 adolescents had an alcohol related disorder and only 73k received treatment.