Located about 30 miles from NYC in Parlin, New Jersey, Hassan Clean and Sober House provides highly structured and safe sober living for men in early recovery from chemical dependency. Parlin, a rural community in Middlesex County, is also the birthplace of rock star, Jon Bon Jovi. At Hassan Clean and Sober House, their motto is “It works if you work it.” Residents must demonstrate a steadfastness and enthusiasm regarding their recovery as well as participate in a 12-step based program.
Accommodations and Amenities
Hassan Clean and Sober House is a quaint, ranch-style residence with a spacious backyard. The home has a wooden deck and patio furniture, two common areas furnished with comfortable couches, recliners, coffee tables, and flat screen TVs and three and a half bathrooms. The house accommodates 12 men. There are five double-occupancy rooms and two singles. One single includes a twin bed, topped with a gray comforter, a closet, a white nightstand and a matching white dresser. A ceiling fan provides a cool breeze, and a large double window has a view of the backyard. One double includes beige-colored walls, two windows covered with gold panels, twin beds topped with gray and purple comforters, a ceiling fan, close and a dark wood dresser.
Residents are responsible for their own groceries, and food is prepared in a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include Wi-Fi, Cable TV, washer, dryer and all utilities. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only. The men must use appropriate containers, and clean them out on a regular basis. A house manager lives on the premises.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients must fill out an application, followed by an interview. They must have undergone detox, if necessary and preferably have completed a program at a residential treatment facility. Upon arrival, new clients undergo a 30-day blackout period, which requires attending daily 12-step meetings, weekly house meetings, going to work (if employed) and acquiring a sponsor. Unemployed clients must look for work. During this time, the curfew is 11 pm seven days a week. After that time, clients attend regular 12-step meetings, maintain an active relationship with a sponsor, work the steps, and perform household chores.
Those who are terminated from their places of employment must notify staff immediately, to establish a plan of action regarding the acquisition of new employment. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. At Hassan Clean and Sober House, a zero tolerance policy is enforced and residents who relapse are immediately dismissed from the premises. After the black out period is lifted, residents, in good standing, are allowed two weekly overnight passes. After black out, curfew times are more lenient, and vary per clients’ employment schedule.
Clients are asked to limit their showers, so that there is enough hot water for the entire household.
Hassan Clean and Sober House provides a serene atmosphere inside a quaint, unincorporated community, for men who want to focus on a 12-step program while they are working full-time jobs. Having a job is crucial to living at this house, so for those who want to focus more on healing from co-occurring disorders and the damaging effects of substance abuse, this might not be the right fit.
Hassan Clean and Sober House
1067 Bordentown Ave
Parlin, NJ 08859
Hassan Clean and Sober House Cost: $660 (30 days, not including a $220 sobriety deposit). Reach Hassan Clean and Sober House by phone at (732) 614-2869 or by email at [email protected]. Find Hassan Clean and Sober House at Facebook
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