Located in Portland, Maine, The Plymouth House Sober Living provides transitional living to clients who have successfully graduated from The Plymouth House, a 12-step based residential rehab located two hours west in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Plymouth House Sober living includes two gender-specific sober homes that provide transitional care and the Congress House, a sober living home for men who have graduated from the transitional care phase. During their stay, residents will complete steps eight through 12, having worked steps one through seven at The Plymouth House.
Accommodations and Amenities
Residents are responsible for their own groceries, and meal preparation, which is conducted in fully equipped kitchens with extra refrigerators, and ample pantry space. Residents participate in a monthly community dinner, designed to build camaraderie. Clients are forbidden use of cell phones until they secure employment. Accessing social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter is forbidden. Amenities included in the cost of stay include a gym membership.
Rules and Regulations
At Plymouth House Sober Living, residents must have successfully graduated from The Plymouth House residential program, and completed steps one through seven. Potential clients, as well as family members are part of the intake process. With the guidance of staff, family members write up a recovery contract, which states boundaries and expectations. This is done prior to a client’s move into Plymouth House Sober Living. During their stay, clients are assigned a staff contact, who also acts like a sponsor and helps them complete steps eight through 12. The staff contact also provides ample peer support, which is a huge theme at the facility.
During the first 30 days, residents must participate in daily scheduled groups, gain employment and volunteer a minimum of 20 weekly hours at a local charity until they get work. Groups focus on accountability, spirituality and life skills. Besides discussion, activities are included to teach life skills and responsibility. Workshops on resume building, interview preparation and job-search skills are provided. Additionally, clients must attend daily 12-step meetings, find a 12-step home group, get a service commitment, and do written step work with staff. The written step work includes writing a 10th step inventory, making amends, being of service and practicing daily prayer and meditation.
Residents must be at all house meetings, perform assigned household chores, shower by 8:30 am, and not get involved in any romantic relationships during their stay. The curfew is 10 pm seven days a week. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. At Plymouth House Sober Living, residents who relapse must leave the premises immediately.
Length of stay is between three and nine months. The house includes two live-in residential managers, and staff.
Requirements include attending regular outside 12-step meetings, being at the house meeting, performing household chores, maintaining employment, and meeting with a sponsor on a regular basis. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse are evicted from the premises. The 30-day cost is $1,000.
While Plymouth House Sober Living program picks up where their residential program ends, the entire package offers a lot for those who want to delve into the 12 steps, and who want to learn how to utilize them in their lives. For those looking for an old school 12-step based sober living with intensive support and guidance, this might be the perfect match. Plymouth House Sober Living does not disclose the exact addresses of their homes, for the safety and privacy of clients.
Plymouth House Sober Living
Portland, ME 04103
The Plymouth House Sober Living Cost: $2,500 (30 days) Reach The Plymouth House Sober Living by phone at (800) 428-8459, (603) 536-5500 or by email at [email protected]. Find The Plymouth House at Facebook and Google+
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