Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute in New York, NY

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Central Park West
New York NY 10023

Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple, it's a personal, one on one, individual treatment center. It's extremely confidential, no clients ever see one another. It's a 8 to 1 clinical staff to client ratio. Every client gets a 1500 sq. ft. Suite overlooking Central Park and the NYC Skyline. We offer any and all of the amenities one could dream of to help our clients staying relaxed during their stay. We leave the treatment center a lot. We believe in using Manhattan as a part of treatment. We call it, SOBER REFERENCES. We want our clients to visit the best restaurants Manhattan has to offer, take in an Opera at the Met, spend time at art galleries and Museums NYC is known for. We bring our clients to soup kitchens to feed the homeless to possibly awaken them to how good they really have it. We operate the opposite of any treatment center in the United States, why follow others who have horrible success rates. We plan on changing the industry for the better. Once it gets out that people who have come through our centers, stay sober and recover from the hopeless state they came into our place with. We also have the best possible staff members in the industry. From our doctors and Psychology members to our people who wash the floors at night, and in between. Each client receives a clinical team that is almost equal to an entire 50 bed facility. We have 24/7 security and use of back elevators and back doors for clients with whom the public local would recognize, but being that our center is located on Central Park West, no one is surprised to see such individuals walking in and out of our center. We are so private, that our neighbors don't realize what we do. We have a concept of treatment one client at a time. It works very, very well. We fly to wherever the client lives and pick them up at their front door, then bring them home to their front door. Our aftercare approach is state of the art and we believe that all places will quickly follow our plan to help the transition back into everyday life at home. Some call it a vacation mixed with therapy. Well, they are jealous of not coming up with the system in which we use, and use to a very high success rate. We don't advertise from roof tops. We rely on word of mouth, which as suited us just fine. Again, we are super private. No one knows someone we are here, except the client and their loved ones. We have the best family program in the industry. While a client maybe with their primary counselor, the family can use the heated indoor, 55 foot, salt pure pool to enjoy and relax. They are also welcomed to our spa which offers state of the art therapies. We are kind of the new kids on the block, but within no time will be considered the best, private, luxurious rehab in the world.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Highlights

Safety, comfort, privacy

8 professionals to evaluate client to determine the best module of treatment

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Review by Contributors


Operating two facilities, one in N.Y.C.'s Manhattan and one on Long Beach, N.Y., Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute offers a highly personalized, luxury residential treatment program for Jewish individuals struggling with chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring mental health concerns. The residential program is fully kosher and rabbinically-endorsed. The institute does provide medically monitored detoxification services.


Upon admission, clients may participate in an initial substance abuse and psychiatric assessment to help clinicians form a completely individualized program curriculum. Unique to Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute, the facility's residential programming is provided solely on a one-on-one basis with clinicians, ensuring the unique needs of each client is attentively addressed. Depending on the clients needs, the residential program may last for 30, 60 or 90 days.

According to reliable secondary news sources, Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute's programming blends evidence-based treatment methods, experiential therapies and activities, and a 12-step model of recovery that incorporates Torah values and philosophy into the 12-step process. The facility also provides a comprehensive family program for loved ones.

During the residential program, clients participate in one-on-one therapy and individual educational sessions with clinicians. Along with addressing the underlying factors that may contribute to addictive behavior, these one-on-one sessions may address coping skill techniques, anger management, and relapse prevention, depending the client's unique needs. In addition, the resident may receive individual workshops on the 12-step process and how Judaism can be integrated into the fellowship's philosophies and practices.

Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute considers experiential activities as crucial to treatment, and the activities reflect the facility's commitment to ultra-luxe treatment. During the residential program, clients regularly dine at fine Manhattan restaurants, attend operas at the Met, explore art galleries, and visit New York City museums. In addition, clients volunteer at area soup kitchens. Once a resident completes the residential program, the facility provides ongoing aftercare services, which includes an at-home outpatient program.


Each client of Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute is assigned at eight-person treatment team, which consists of licensed social workers and substance abuse counselors. Consulting physicians may provide detoxification services. Unique to the facility, the institute provides a staff-to-client ratio of 8:1.


Shalom Jewish Recovery Institute provides their clientele with luxury accommodations and amenities, as well as absolute privacy. Clients residing in the Manhattan facility, which is located in Central Park West, stay in a private, 1500-square-foot suite overlooking Central Park and the NYC skyline. To ensure privacy, clients enjoy private elevators and entrances and do not encounter any other client during treatment. In addition, residents have access to a salt water pool and spa. The Long Beach facility offers similar accommodations and amenities, as well as ocean views. Combined, both locations can accommodate up to 15 clients.


The two loved ones polled by at the time of this writing offers polarized opinions of the facility. Loved one R.V. was generally pessimistic about the facility. "Seems like the owner of this "business" is a fraud," R.V. wrote. However, P.L., a parent of a client, strongly disagreed, praising the facility's treatment effectiveness, its aftercare, the dedication of staff, and the facility's highly attentive programming.


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs.

Published on December 2017

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Far from a fraudulent co. I sent my son there y months ago and it was the best set up there is in the 7 rehabs my son has been to. This was the only place that actually held his hand his first 3.5 months. He was picked up 6days a week for his first 45 days. We chose the home care service and the same 2 counselors picked him up until he was ready for less days, he loved the time spent with his team, it was leaturing all day, the incorparated fun in sobrity , they played golf, went fishing, camping one weekend as well as had him join the gym from day one and had a personal trainer help him, he still goes to the gym by the way. He thought it was stupid in the begininging. They helped tie him into a sober support network of friwnds his age in our area where we live. Most important, they helped him sign up for school to become a R.N. He always wanted to help others. All this was accomplished in 96 days and by then he was being picked up 4 days a week, and loved hanging out with his team. That team is still in his life as its a year commitment with a heroin or pain pill problem, he sees them live 1 time a week and video therapy daily now, in the evenings for 45 mins to review his day, see how school was, what meeting he went to, and other private stuff, no rehab or home care sober companions was my sons only chance i believe. He had gone to Minn. to hazelton, Betty Ford, Malibu Passages and other places in N Y. This is by far the best n cheapest way we found. Yes fôund by the grace of my higher Power, i dont think he would be sober or alive without the model of picking him up daily for 12 hours a day in the very beginning n dropped down as he needed less help to get theu a day, those 2 and sometimes 3 guys who had over 30 years experience in the field and all 3 were also sober and knew exactly how my son felt. when someone put fraud, i had to comment. wevalso have sent 2 of my sons friend there way and both are sober 5 and 3 months each. its far from a scam, its an individual, one on one set up with a 3 staff to 1 client approach that works great, i spent a fortune on other places, i wish i found this place sooner. thanks to shalom n the guys, they know who they are for saving my sons life n mine.

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Seems like the owner of this "business" is a fraud.

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