Admission Line: 609.709.4205

Code of Ethics: Surfside Recovery Services structured sober living home in New Jersey is driven by our code of ethics. This code is our guide as we help re-integrate these young men back into the world. It is our hope they can live productive and successful lives.

  • Our community is an intimate setting based in trust, honesty and action. We live by the principles we teach, therefore we limit the amount of residents to a small number to eliminate the possibility of residents slipping through the cracks.
  • Surfside Structured Sober Living does not participate in insurance-based drug testing scams or other confusing and/or deceptive practices. We do what we say we do.
  • We will not rent to residents who are not physically or mentally appropriate and invested in taking life changing steps.
  • We believe a strong and healthy family relationship can be key to the success of a young man in recovery and will do our utmost to facilitate the healing of these relationships by offering weekly contact and free monthly family workshops and groups.
  • The cost of rent will have no hidden fees. All potential additional costs will be outlined, in writing, prior to admission.
  • If a resident leaves our house early by giving an appropriate 2 week notice, a pro-rated refund will be issued, minus a 14 day administrative fee. If a resident violates the lease and is asked to leave the house, he will forfeit the remaining month’s rent if it is less than 14 days for an administrative fee; if any rent over 14 days has not been used, it will be refunded to the family.
  • If a resident uses any mind-altering substance they will be removed from the house immediately to ensure the safety of the rest of the residents. Surfside Structured Sober Living staff will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of the resident being asked to leave, which may include calling the police if they are deemed to be a threat to themselves. We would rather someone go to jail than be left in harm’s way. We will not just toss our residents on the street.
  • Surfside Structured Sober Living is an extended care sober living with appropriate levels of transition. We strive to convey the principles we believe in within 3-6 months. No resident should need to stay longer than 9 months.
  • Our program centered on residents actions; they will move through phases based on measurable goals that will ensure their success. We will not keep residents just to keep our beds full.
  • We believe in living a life of service toward our neighbors. Life is about give and take, compromise and trade-off. Our clients will complete community service activities to increase self-esteem and help build resumes.
Lynne Sherman
15:48 27 Apr 18
I am so happy that my son is able to be at Surfside Structured Sober Living. Ian Koch and his staff are wonderful people. They held true to their word and kept me updated on my son's progress from Phase 1 all the way through to Phase 4. These young men need the life skills they are being taught-how to budget money, work the 12 step program, be responsible for chores and cooking. As they advance through the phases, they earn a little more independence. My son went to RCA in Mays Landing, NJ from there to Brace Bridge Hall in MD, and now resides at Surfside. He has nearly 7 months of sobriety and has progressed quickly through the phases. I am so proud of him and truly do not know where he would be in his life right now without Surfside. I highly recommend this facility because not only is my son now sober and alive, he has a whole sober network of friends and has learned many valuable life skills. It is important that these men learn to live without drugs and alcohol and that activities can be fun. Don't let your son trade his life in for drugs and alcohol, send him to Surfside. To my son this is a second family. Thank you so much to Ian, John P., Jared S., and all others at Surfside. HE couldn't have done it without you. Remember "One day at a time". Sincerely, Lynne
Nicholas Geissler
19:16 18 Mar 18
I am forever grateful to have gone through Surfside. The staff was extremely helpful in my early recovery, meeting me where I was at. Its life development program helped improve all areas of my life. I learned how to actually budget money, cook and clean (properly). I was introduced to a 12 step fellowship and a spiritual way of living. While living at Surfside I found a few new hobbies, like kayaking and paddle boarding. Lastly, Surfside gave me the opportunity to improve relationships, especially with my family.
Kevin Garbie
14:34 21 Jan 18
When all hope was lost and it appeared as though I had no options, Ian and the Surfside Staff were available to take me into their home and help me on my journey. The program offers not only the tools for recovery but also the skills to living a sober life. Along the way of learning how to live a sober life; Surfside is structured in a way to remind everyone that life is fun, enjoy it, one day at a time. Even after moving out of Surfside the staff (and residents) continue to be a part of my life, as they have become an extended family to me. I would recommend Surfside to any young man that is seeking the "extra" help and support on the journey to recovery.
Cindy M
22:31 18 Jan 18
We looked at Surfside as an option for our son who ultimately chose not to enter a residential program. We looked at several options and Ian was by far the best person we talked to. He returned calls promptly and was willing to spend as much time with us on the phone as we needed. He was genuine and did not give us a hard sell like some other places we looked at. His passion for and dedication to supporting the recovery of others is clear.
Fred Geissler
15:06 01 Feb 18
Surfside provides the help and guidance for individuals who are looking to rid themselves of the burden of addiction. A structured program helps the individuals to understand that there is life after addiction. The owner and staff do a great job in making this new beginning a reality. I highly recommend this program.
Timmy O’Reilly
00:32 02 May 18
Surfside was a place I went to after treatment without knowing anything about it, I thought it’s name sounded good so I went with it. What I didn’t know is what would come in the coming months(4). It’s a house full of young guys with different backgrounds coming together to work for one common goal. The combination of morning step Work(that took me through the 12 steps), sponsorship from recommended alumni, the various activities that bring the house together, and the house comraderey, set the tone for how and what I need to do in my recovery to stay sober. It’s a place where you can gain so much with hard work and a proper attitude. This structured way of approaching addiction worked for me thus far and it has given me the tools to continue to succeed in life after Surfside.
Sagar Dave
15:46 06 May 18
I am currently attending this institution and it has provided me with a very structured life. I need the structure so I could build a strong foundation for my recovery. I have been provided all the tools for a strong recovery at Surfside and I hope to continue my life in a positive way in sobriety. I highly recommend this place if you are serious about recovery.
Matt Blomquist
17:18 24 May 18
Surfside is a truly expectional 12 Step Based program and is a standard for what Structured Sober Living should offer. I have worked in the addiction services field for several years and can highly recommend Surfside to anyone looking for good treatment. I referred a family member of mine struggling with alcohol issues to Surfside over a year ago and he is still doing well today. The compassion, professionalism, and services offered at Surfside, truly provide their clients with the real tools needed for long term recovery.
David Megenis
21:01 05 Jun 18
As a professional in the field, it is an honor to give Surfside 5 stars. I like to refer to Surfside because I know my client is going to have a unique experience while being immersed in the 12 step process. Kudos to Surfside for recently purchasing "Camp Surfside", I large piece of land that was acquired for the sole purpose of getting the clients outside and having some fun! Thank you Ian!
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