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Addiction and Recovery Information

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Surfside Family Follow-Up: A Family’s Journey to Peace

Surfside Family Follow-Up: A Family’s Journey to Peace

This week, your friends at Surfside Structured Sober Living jumped at the opportunity to sit down with the family of a Surfside graduate. One of our greatest joys is watching our residents rebuild their lives, which includes healing their relationships with family. ...

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Advantages of Community Service in Sober Living

Advantages of Community Service in Sober Living

At Surfside Structured Sober Living, participation in community service activities is critical to graduation from each phase of our sober living program.  Every aspect of the Surfside program was created with intention, and we are adamant that community service in...

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Building (and using!) a Sober Support System

Building (and using!) a Sober Support System

We often hear that admitting one has a problem is the first step towards recovery from addiction… but this foundational step requires action and more action! A critical component of recovery is building a healthy, well-rounded sober support system, composed of...

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An NJ Recovery House Where Action is Everything

An NJ Recovery House Where Action is Everything

It’s hard to describe Surfside - in the most simple terms, we’re an NJ recovery house.  But we offer far more than a roof and four walls - we’re a program built on the principle that action is the greatest catalyst for change.  We say this often.  But what exactly...

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How Does Sober Living Benefit Recovery?

How Does Sober Living Benefit Recovery?

Oxford house, half-way house, sober living home. All of these terms refer to a model of living wherein a group of individuals live together in a home and share a portion of their daily lives. These individuals can come from many different walks of life but they all...

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How Structured Sober Living Changes Lives

How Structured Sober Living Changes Lives

Surfside Recovery is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose mission it is to help men in the 18-35-year-old demographic achieve a healthy and sustainable recovery from addiction. We recognize the need for extended care sober living in NJ. Addiction is a terrible...

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5 Daily Practices to Improve Mental Health & Mindset

5 Daily Practices to Improve Mental Health & Mindset

Some of what we talk about in the mental health and substance use space is often misinterpreted as suggestions for folks in early recovery, but we’ve discovered that our tools for happy, healthy and meaningful living can benefit everyone.  At Surfside, we constantly...

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Building Life Skills in Men’s Sober Living

Building Life Skills in Men’s Sober Living

The chronic, relapsing nature of Substance Use Disorders can be disheartening for everyone: families, friends, employers, treatment/medical providers and, of course, the person struggling. While there are many adults with addiction who are still able to work and...

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Having Fun in Early Sobriety

Having Fun in Early Sobriety

  One of the most curious barriers to recovery for young people is the misconception that a life without mind or mood altering substances will be boring. Mental health professionals find this thought perplexing (and somewhat entertaining), considering most people who...

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Emphasizing Accountability in Structured Sober Living

Emphasizing Accountability in Structured Sober Living

Accountability is a critical piece in an effective structured sober living, although it can feel like a double-edged sword.  Being held accountable (or responsible) for working towards a goal can have a positive connotation, associated with memories of a friend who...

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Sober Living: Using Community to Combat Isolation

Sober Living: Using Community to Combat Isolation

When people discover our intensely community-focused and action-based program, we’re met with two responses.  For some, they can’t believe it took so long for them to find us.  For others, it’s really difficult to understand why a person would choose such a rigorously...

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January: A Celebration of New Beginnings

January: A Celebration of New Beginnings

There’s something magical about the month of January.  With the stress of the holidays behind us, January is a month where we see a massive influx of folks celebrating milestones in their recovery.  At Surfside, a nationally recognized structured sober living in NJ,...

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Tips for Navigating the Holidays in Recovery During COVID

Tips for Navigating the Holidays in Recovery During COVID

How to Navigate the Holidays in Recovery During COVID The holiday season can be an emotionally intense time of year, particularly for those in early recovery.  For some of us, we are thrilled to finally be physically and emotionally present for our families, free of...

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This is Why We Work October 2020

This is Why We Work October 2020

What an incredible time of year! As the weather turns colder, we hope you curl up in front of the fire and enjoy another incredible recovery success story from Surfside. In this month's edition of the Surfside Alumni Spotlight Interview, we celebrate the recovery...

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Mental Health and Addiction Services Receive Aid

Mental Health and Addiction Services Receive Aid

Mental Health and Addiction Services Scheduled to Receive Much Needed Financial Aid Recently, the New Jersey Department of Human Services announced that the state will provide much needed financial resources for mental health and addiction service in New Jersey....

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This is Why We Work September 2020

This is Why We Work September 2020

As the seasons change, the mission here at Surfside has not. We continue to move forward and guide our young men as they set out on the journey to recovery. What better way to celebrate the start of fall with another success story from the boys at Surfside. In this...

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Building a Sober History

In early recovery, so many of us realize that we lack an identity outside of using and drinking.  It can often be painful or humiliating to acknowledge that so much of our personal history is wrapped up in the behaviors associated with active addiction.  Rather than...

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This is Why We Work | July 2020

This is Why We Work | July 2020

Surfside Structured Sober Living Alumni: Marcus I. Throughout the entirety of COVID-19, sober living homes in New Jersey have encountered an entirely different set of challenges while helping residents achieve long term recovery. In addition to the commonplace issues...

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Overdose Cases on the Rise Amid State Budget Cuts

Overdose Cases on the Rise Amid State Budget Cuts

Overdose Cases on the Rise During Covid-19. Yet States are Slashing Budgets for Addiction Services. We have covered the potential consequences for individuals in recovery as a result of Covid-19 and the subsequent quarantine/social distancing regulations....

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Heartbreak in Recovery

Heartbreak in Recovery

Heartbreak in Recovery Ah, love. One of the most complex sentiments of human connection that is so difficult to quantify into words. Love can create wonderful memories with those around us; it can align our life with someone else; it allows us to get outside of...

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This is Why We Work June 2020

This is Why We Work June 2020

This is Why We Work June 2020 Can you feel it? Can you finally feel that sunshine? SUMMER IS HERE. We hope you are just as excited as all of us at Surfside that it's finally time to get outside and enjoy some summer rays. While we are still cautious in regard to...

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Signs of Addiction: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Signs of Addiction: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Signs of Addiction Unordinary Sleep Schedule: Addicts and alcoholics seek an escape from life. As the rest of the world continues with normal day-to-day activities, those struggling with addiction crave relief and complete withdrawal from those around them. Many young...

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Spirituality for Young People in Recovery

Spirituality for Young People in Recovery

Spirituality for Young People in Recovery When you hear the word, alcoholism, many of you might picture an old man, grumpy and angry at the world, who enjoys sipping on a bottle of gin all day. Or perhaps you imagine a long-haired, unkempt homeless man begging for a...

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Suicide Prevention Training: Addiction and Suicide

Suicide Prevention Training: Addiction and Suicide

Mandated Suicide Prevention Training Earlier this year, the New Jersey General Assembly unanimously passed a bill mandating applicants for a variety of Clinical Mental Health Licensure, including alcohol and drug counselors, to receive suicide prevention training....

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Overdose Prevention: Prescribed Narcan

Overdose Prevention: Prescribed Narcan

New Mandate Calls for Prescribed Narcan In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, alcoholics and addicts in active addiction have been sequestered into a much more delicate and dangerous situation. Increased isolation, lack of employment, and limited interaction with a...

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Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery: Be SMART!

Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery: Be SMART!

Setting Goals in Addiction Recovery Have you ever set a goal in your life? Or sat down and wrote out a list of tasks you wanted to accomplish? As a newly sober man or woman, have you ever considered some goals in addiction recovery? As it often turns out, our list of...

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How to Stay Sober on Memorial Day Weekend

How to Stay Sober on Memorial Day Weekend

How Can I Stay Sober on Memorial Day Weekend? Memorial Day Weekend might look a bit different this year (shoutout Coronavirus), but as the quarantine restrictions continue to fade, the parties and family gatherings have started to resurface. We know that holidays and...

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This is Why We Work May 2020

This is Why We Work May 2020

Sober Living Alumni: Mike K. Going crazy yet? Do not fear... it appears that the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing closer. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, physically and mentally. We are in the (presumably) home stretch of this whole crisis, so...

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