Rutgers Recovery House

Rutgers University opened the first recovery-only housing of its kind in 1988. The Rutgers Recovery House provides on campus housing that is discrete and protects anonymity. In addition to housing, students can participate in on and off campus social, sober activities on a regular basis. The Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program is designed to provide students with a brave space to explore their relationship with alcohol, drugs, and behavioral addictions. Their services are free, confidential, and available to all enrolled students. Rutgers is deeply committed to providing support for students who are struggling with substance use or are in recovery from substance-use disorders.


Accepting the award on behalf of Rutgers Recovery House:

Keith Murphy, LPC, LCADC

Keith Murphy is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor in New Jersey.  He has over 14 years of experience in helping those who struggle with addiction and other major life issues rebuild their lives.

In his present role as a Recovery Counselor, Keith has been tasked to help the students in the College Recovery Program develop skills for recovery and life in college and beyond. As a member of the Rutgers counseling staff, Keith has the privilege of seeing students flourish and become world-changers.