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Sober Surroundings offers five sober living houses in the greater Boston area for men and women seeking a continued sober atmosphere after detox or inpatient rehab. Houses can be found in the cities of East Boston, Somerville, Medford, and Lowell. All of the houses are positioned closely to bus lines for transportation.

Accommodations and Amenities

Sober Surroundings has five gender-specific houses. All of the houses have modern furniture with TVs in every bedroom. Utilities, cable and a shared computer with free Internet access are included in the weekly fees. Most of the bedrooms are double-occupancy with twin beds and some private bedrooms are available. Paper goods, laundry supplies and linens are provided. The bathrooms are shared amongst the residents. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, but all residents are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food.

A sober house manager runs each of the houses to ensure a safe and orderly environment. All clients are required to find a job within the first 30 days of residency. They are also expected to go to five 12-step meetings weekly, get a sponsor and work the steps. Residents can expect randomly administered drug tests two to three times a week. Sober Surroundings operates a zero tolerance policy, meaning all clients must arrive sober and stay sober. If they test positive for drugs or alcohol, they will be asked to leave immediately.

Sober Surroundings does not enforce a curfew because they understand some residents may work late hours. No visitors are allowed at any of the houses. All residents are responsible for their own recovery and sobriety, so there is not a structured schedule of activities enforced. All houses require a one-time processing fee of $250 before arrival and a weekly rent of $150 for each week and thereafter.

In Summary

Sober Surroundings offers a bare-bones sober environment for those looking to get involved in 12-step recovery without a very structured living environment. Those who need a family atmosphere or a lot of peer support will want to look elsewhere. With lodging and utilities included in a low weekly fee, this is a place for those seeking the basic amenities at a low rate.

Sober Surroundings
47 Rock St
Lowell, MA 01854

Sober Surroundings Cost: $850 (30 days). Reach Sober Surroundings by phone at (800) 610-0502 or by email at [email protected]. Find Sober Surroundings on Google+

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