Hazelden To Open NYC Collegiate Recovery Center

students.news3Hazelden, perhaps the world’s most respected addiction treatment center, will open what it calls a “first-of-its-kind” recovery residence for college students in New York City.

Called “Tribeca 12” because it is located in the city’s trendy downtown Tribeca neighborhood, the program will be available to men and women ages 18 to 29 who are participating in or have completed an addiction treatment program. In addition, they must be either attending college or planning to return to college in New York City.

“We are proud and excited to bring Hazelden’s renowned recovery resources to college students in this whole new way,” Mark G. Mishek, president and CEO of Hazelden said in a PR Newswrire news release. “Young adults who are committed to their recovery and to their college education will have the safe, supportive, and healing environment they need to build their new life free from addiction.”

The facility has room for 30 students at a time in a renovated 100-year-old building. In addition to Hazelden’s experts, the program will work in conjunction with the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.

It will offer on-site 12-step meetings, as well as coaches and special services to help the young people through their recovery. There will also be drug testing to detect possible relapses.

“The biggest thing students will gain from this program is that we’re not putting them in a bubble,” said Mishek. “The recovery house is located right in the heart of Tribeca, and the goal is teaching young adults how to live a lifestyle of recovery.”

The center is set to open this summer.

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