17252 Hawthorne Blvd #489, Torrance, California 90504


New Life House has helped young men stay sober for over 30 years. We came from very humble beginnings, and would love to tell you our story of success and recovery.

New Life House was established in 1985 in San Pedro, California by Perry Pettacia to serve men in recovery.

An alcoholic himself, Perry had been through a recovery center that emphasized identifying and modifying self-sabotaging behavior. He opened New Life House with a vision of not just helping men abstain from alcohol and drug dependence, but rather transforming the lifestyles of alcoholics and addicts and teaching the life skills necessary to succeed.

At that time, only adult men were entering New Life House. In the early 1990’s many families of teenagers and young men approached New Life House to help address their son’s addictions. At the time, long-term, resident services for teens and young adults were unavailable. Soon after admitting the younger people it became apparent that the disparity in their emotional ages, social skills, and life experiences were significant enough to require different approaches with each group of men for sobriety. In 1994, Perry separated the age groups and opened a second sober living house for men in Los Angeles to accommodate the older adults. New Life House’s success in working with young men began to take off once the guys began living with their own peers.

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