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If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.
That’s a line from Frank Sinatra’s famous love song to the city, but it’s the next line that’s really important:
It’s up to you.
And it truly is up to you in New York City, a place where you can find thousands of people just like you who are trying to embrace an honest, authentic life of sobriety.
Living in New York After Addiction
There is perhaps no better place in the world to explore your interests than New York City. If art is your thing, you’ll of course have some of the best museums at your doorstep, but you’ll also find hundreds of galleries.
If you like to work out, you can try everything from belly dancing to boxing. Or you can just go for a run in Central Park.
You can find a book club specializing in any genre. You can go back to school. Shop at farmers markets. Listen to live music or order takeout virtually any hour of the day. You can spend hours in a coffee shop working on your novel—or pass a sunny Saturday afternoon just people watching from a park bench.
There is always something to do in New York City; it’s just up to you to find what you enjoy.
Finding Support and Friends
By now, you know how to find support through groups like Alcoholics Anymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.
And there is no shortage of such meetings in NYC. In just one day, there are nearly 400 meetings between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. within a 25-mile radius of Times Square.
That’s not to mention special events—or any of the other addiction-support meetings available in the city.
Learning How to Start Over After Addiction at The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem—which means that the solution to addiction must also be more than physical.
Part of our mission is to teach you the coping skills you’ll need to manage—and succeed at—life after rehab. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to embrace life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the treatment programs at The Raleigh House.