This is my neighborhood: comparing United States and Australian Oxford House Neighborhoods.
Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community 02/2006; 31(1-2):41-9. DOI: 10.1300/J005v31n01_04
The number of Oxford Houses, communal-living, mutual help settings for persons in recovery of alcohol and substance abuse, has spread across the United States and recently in and around Melbourne, Australia. In this study 55 US and 6 AU Houses were compared descriptively for their neighborhood characteristics. Across settings, there were greater similarities than significant differences in the locations. Results imply that Australian Oxford Houses are "safe and sober" settings for persons in recovery consistent with the original United States model in physical dwelling settings.
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