408 Meridian Street, Boston, MA, USA
Certification: Not Certified
The Meridian House is a coed sober house in East Boston, MA.
Sober living houses, also called sober homes and sober living environments, are facilities that provide safe housing and supportive, structured living conditions for people exiting drug rehabilitation programs. Sober houses serve as a transitional environment between such programs and mainstream society.(617) 569-6050
Sober living homes are group residences for people who are recovering from addiction. In most instances, people who live in sober homes have to follow certain house rules and contribute to the home by doing chores. Most importantly, residents must stay sober throughout their stay in the home.
Located in East Boston, the Fran Rowan Meridian House is a 30 bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders within NSMHA. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.
The clinical structure at Meridian House includes 3 therapeutic clinical groups during weekday programming, on Saturdays programming has 1 clinical group and on Sunday’s residents identify a recreation activity to promote peer support and healthy lifestyle development. Residents attend a minimum of 2 self-help groups weekly. Our therapeutic groups cover a broad range of issues and therapeutic methods to assist in recovery including expressive-therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, conflict resolution and emotional processing groups. Meridian House utilizes a 5 tier level system which promotes growth by encouraging accountability, responsibility and recovery. Each resident is responsible for performing a daily job function which promotes daily living skills. At Level 3 residents are able to apply for jobs to support reintegration into the community. Length of time in the program varies as needed but averages 9-12 months. Residents can apply for graduation once at Level 3 according to completion of individualized treatment plan goals.