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Over 50 years of serving the Greater Jacksonville Community. 

We appreciate your contributions, and 100%  of your donation is tax deductible.

About Us

Riverside Tradition House (RTH) was established in 1971 by Riverside Presbyterian Church and its members to meet a need in the community for a safe, secure residence for adult men wishing to recover from the problems resulting from substance abuse. 

RTH provides an encouraging living environment for those willing and able to return to meaningful employment and a productive lifestyle but need the temporary support of a structured environment. RTH was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and remains a mission of Riverside Presbyterian Church. The Church retains ownership of the RTH and the strong financial support of the Church and its members assure the continued operation of the mission.


RTH is located in a large, historic home constructed in 1915 in the heart of Jacksonville’s Riverside-Avondale Historic District. In 2001 RTH purchased a four-unit apartment building across the street from the main house and that is used as a further step in the return to independent living for individuals that have been at RTH for a period of time and are doing well in their sobriety and their careers.


RTH has kept pace with changes in alcohol and drug abuse treatment over the years and many residents come to RTH directly from treatment centers throughout the country. RTH offers an on site counselor that spends time with each resident and emphasis is given to reinforcing positive attitudes in mind, body and spirit.


Residents are provided with three hot meals per day prepared by our full-time cooks and bag lunches are provided for those going out to work. There is a strong emphasis on the value of good nutrition.

Persons interested in RTH can call at (904) 384-1839 and speak with the Manager.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Riverside Tradition House hosts 2 AA meetings each week. They're held every Wednesday & Sunday evenings at the House at 8:00 p.m. - and are always open to the public (known as "open meetings" in the AA community)

Keeping It Simple - One Day At A Time - Since 1971

The local Jacksonville site with info on AA meetings.

The official site of AA World Services, and has a vast amount of good info. for anyone looking for "more info about alcoholism & substance abuse."  

The site for house sponsor - Riverside Presbyterian Church.