Nick’s Place offers what few halfway houses do: a safe, sober, and affordable home for young men who have completed an addiction treatment program and need an emotionally and physically supportive environment in which to restart their lives. It was built specifically for young men (most addicts are young men ages 20-26) and its 12-month stay and small population of six residents means that each client gets the time and attention he needs to make a full recovery. The cornerstones are the 12-step Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous programs, and structure is essential: all residents receive job readiness counseling, maintain employment, abide by a curfew, and participate in group meetings and relapse prevention workshops. They come together for a nightly, family-style dinner to talk about their struggles, fears, goals and successes. After all, triumph over addiction is what Nick’s Place is all about.