Depending on how you look at it, New York City can be either the best or the worst place to launch a new life after rehab.
On one hand, there’s so much nightlife, so much temptation.
But, on the other hand, there is so much of everything else, too. So many people who have found that life is richer, better and fuller without drugs or alcohol. So much art. So much culture. So many business opportunities and chances to learn.
There is any kind of food you could ever want to eat, available at any time of day. You can take in a Yankees game or go to the New York City Ballet. You can grab an ice cream cone and stroll through Central Park in the spring, enjoying the magnolias, azaleas and daffodils.
If you choose to seek the best of New York City, you’ll find it in abundance.
Jobs for Recovering Addicts in New York City
New York City is obviously a great place to look for and find a job.
But when you’re in the grips of addiction, things can happen that the old you could not have conceived of. Many times, the unfortunate result is a criminal record, which is never helpful when looking for a new job.
Thankfully, there are people who have recognized that difficulty and taken action. Check out America In Recovery and the National Hire Network—two non-profits dedicated to helping find jobs for recovering addicts and those with criminal pasts.
New York City Addiction Support Groups and More
There is quite possibly no better place in the world to attend a meeting. In the New York City metropolitan area, there are some 500 AA meetings a day. Looking for a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night? You’ll have more than 60 choices. NA meetings can be found here.
There is, however, more to life than meetings, especially when you live in New York City. Take in the incredible view while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, attend a Daybreaker alcohol-free early morning dance party, pick up some produce at the Union Square Greenmarket, or go see an Off-Broadway show.
Just about anything you want to do, you can do in New York City. Find your passion. Chase your dream. Enjoy the struggle, knowing that you’re giving it your all and fully experiencing everything that life has to offer.
About The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to manage and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the treatment programs at The Raleigh House.