Peer to peer support is an essential component of recovery and The New Beginning Recovery only accepts residents who have made a commitment to giving recovery a chance; we work together as a community to overcome the challenges in early recovery. Teras, also located in Lexington MA, offers a less structured, but still supportive model of high standards sober living. Fast forward to 2016 where I now sit, writing this blog in the office of New Beginning Recovery, my own High Standards Structured Sober Living home in Lexington Massachusetts. With 8 current clients who are learning to walk a great path, all desiring a different life than they are leaving behind, I am struck by how different I thought it would be those years ago when I entered Joe’s house in Los Angeles.

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You are more likely to maintain long-term sobriety by entering and committing to a structured transitional living environment, like New Beginning Recovery. That’s why we encourage our clients to consider staying 6 months to one year. Teras is located two miles away from Tharros (both Tharros and Teras are in Lexington MA).

  1. Testimonials are available on our site, and we are happy to connect you with families and past clients who can share their experience with you.
  2. This less structured residence is designed to support clients when they have 25+ hours of work or other outside structure weekly, which can be developed with assistance from our team, in the first 30 days.
  3. You are not locked in to any long term agreements, but we do ask that you come planning to stay for at least 60 days.
  4. He worked as an actor and teacher in theBoston area before finding a passion for working with other recovering addicts andalcoholics.
  5. When teaching cooking with “my guys”, I am not a professional cook; I am a human being, cooking.

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We want to help you transition to a fulfilled and enjoyable life in sobriety. We have experience helping clients achieve success and every decision we’ve made in the development and management of New Beginning Recovery centers around your success. At New Beginning Recovery, we combine a sober community with aftercare, assisting our clients as they acquire new skills to meet life’s challenges in a fresh and encouraging way. Our mission is to help our clients achieve long-term recovery, move on from feelings of shame, and learn how to live a fulfilled life. Our sober living home reinforces honesty and integrity as we provide support along the journey to cultivating a new, constructive and optimistic sober lifestyle. With more than 50 years of recovery experience, our team understands what you’re going through and we want to help you love life again.

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After deciding that I was fully capable of maintaining my own sobriety without someone else “controlling my life”, I decided against a sobriety house, and chose to move in with friends from my https://sober-home.org/ treatment center instead. While my intentions were sincere, my conviction to stay the sober path was soon challenged. I’m so proud of these guys who are diligently working their recovery.

This was certainly the case for me as I found myself ready to leap from the 17th floor of my apartment building- only a higher power could have kept me alive through the events to follow. It took me more than a year to get back into treatment. Love the impact you are making and the relationships you are building with just time, a kitchen and acceptance. If you are seeking drug and alcohol related addiction rehab for yourself or a loved one, the sponsored hotline is a confidential and convenient solution. Teras does not provide transportation, but you may have a car, and ubers are readily available.

With no judgement we can feel safe to explore and emerge; we get a chance to see ourselves in a new light. Your experience at Tharros is designed to help you be successful in your personal goals. We start with listening to your goals, and helping you identify what you want to achieve at Tharros. If you have many outside commitments, or are ready to return to work, Teras can be a good entry point directly from treatment. For others, after 1-6 months at Tharros, clients may choose to transition to Teras.

I experienced many new things through the people I met and the opportunities I was afforded in sobriety. I found a way to live life that is far happier than I ever had before the drinking or drugs began. A study of 300 individuals whom resided in Sober Living Homes (SLH) was published in 2010 by a division of the NIH (National Institute of Health) New Beginning Recovery (Douglas L. Polcin, 2010). That study found that freestanding SLH’s offer enough structure, with no formal treatment, creating an optimal environment for residents ready for the next step. SLH’s provide an environment for individuals capable of handling a fair amount of autonomy and wish to take personal responsibility for their recovery.