Rutgers University is proud to offer a unique opportunity for our students in recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependence…

Students support each other’s sobriety while forming meaningful personal relationships based around friendship, sobriety and their college experiences.
Some of the unique benefits to Recovery Housing are:

  • The Recovery House is an on-campus residence hall.
  • There are no signs, which protects students’ anonymity.
  • A 12-month housing option.
  • Easy access to University resources such as Rutgers Health Services, which includes Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), medical services, on campus 12-Step meetings and recovery counseling.
  • There is a Recovery Counselor (RC) who advises students on academic and career support.
  • Organized activities such as attendance at sporting events and plays, hikes, bike trips, intramurals and other campus events.


  • Contact ADAP Staff at CAPS New Brunswick: 848-932-7884 or Newark Counseling: 973-353-1236
  • Interview with staff members regarding your desire and motivation to live in the Recovery House (students should be sober at least three months).
  • ADAP staff then set up a tour of the Recovery House and a meet-and-greet session with current residents.
  • After fulfilling all application requirements, students then may be offered an opportunity to participate in the program.
  • Before moving into housing each student must agree to maintain the Recovery House code of conduct.
  • Students are expected to have a sponsor and attend at least two 12-step meetings a week while they are living in the Recovery House.


  • 38-bed on-campus residence hall(s) with: common room, kitchen, restroom facilities on each floor and basement with washer and dryer.
  • Live-in Resident Assistant with at least 1 year in the recovery community.
  • Support from and access to ADAP staff.


Check out our newly designed brochure:

Recovery Housing Brochure 1

Recovery Housing Brochure 2


For Additional Information:

Activities and Alumni Support

2011 Recovery Graduation

NYT Article: A Bridge to Recovery on Campus

For more information or to set up an interview please call 848-932-7884 or email Lisa Laitman at