There is also the Addiction Institute of New York (formerly known as Smithers), which runs a 26-bed halfway house in Roosevelt Hospital on the West Side. On the lower end of the cost spectrum, Staten Island is home to a six-house 68-bed facility for men in recovery called Harrison House. A room costs from $350 to $550 a month; food — and frills — are not included. Like Loft 107, residents of Harrison House must follow house rules and submit to random urine tests. Unlike at the Loft, there are no high-end amenities. This is no accident, according to Michael Spence, the director of development and public relations for Harrison House and a certified substance abuse counselor.
“If it’s a very cushy-cushy place, it hinders a person’s ability to recover because it’s so comfortable,” he said, adding that if residents are “stripped down to nothing, they can build themselves up.”
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