Menachem Poznanski is a New York State licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the field of substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and recovery support for the past fifteen years. Since 2004, Menachem has served as director (and now, clinical director) of The Living Room (TLR), a recovery clubhouse for Jewish young adults. TLR, a division of Our Place of NY, Inc., was the first Jewish program of its kind, specifically providing faith-based outreach and ongoing support services for Jewish young adults in recovery. Menachem received his master’s degree in social work from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2005. He maintains a private practice in Cedarhurst, New York, where he lives with his wife and children.