FAQ

Q: WHAT IS structured and supportive SOBER LIVING?

A: Sober living provides a transitional, safe environment for people in recovery as they  progress out of an inpatient or detox facility. Clients are supported  and provided  with structure to reintegrate and re-­connect to society, free of drugs and alcohol. Many clients find strength through shared experiences and comradery that exists within the Tharros House community.

Q: WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED LENGTH OF STAY?

A: Each person is unique, so it’s best to look at each as an individual.  Research shows the longer someone in recovery stays in a structured, sober environment, the better the  chances of sustained sobriety. We ask clients to commit to a minimum of 60 days, but  we encourage you to consider and plan on 6 months to 1 year, or longer. We understand  the trials of wanting to get back into work and life obligations. We feel confident, together  we can work out a solution that allows each client a successful plan.

Q: I MAY NOT HAVE A CAR DURING MY STAY AT SOBER LIVING. WILLI BE ABLE TO RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION?

A: Our sober living is located steps from the center of Lexington and easily accessible to public transportation. We also provide reasonable local transportation at no additional cost. This may include recovery appointments, gym, market trips, and the Alewife red line T – Station. We will discuss your transportation needs and if you have extensive needs, additional fees may apply. We also allow residents to use Uber and Lyft as economical means of transportation. Both of these services are readily available in our area.

Q: WHAT IF I HAVE A JOB OR ATTEND CLASSES AT A LOCAL UNIVERSITY?

A: As we mentioned, each individual is unique. If getting back into work or school is of  great concern, let us know. We understand that you may feel like you’ve wasted time  with your addiction.  While it may not be the best choice to get back to working right  away, we will work with you to achieve your goals safely.

Q: DOES THARROS HOUSE GUARANTEE SOBRIETY?

A: Tharros House guarantees a safe, supportive and sober environment. Your personal sobriety is your journey and we’re here to provide tools and to support your success. All clients regularly undergo random urine testing conducted by an outside lab and by Tharros House team members, who may require instant UA tests at anytime. Clients should expect to be tested 3 times per week, or more.

Q: AFTER LEAVING THARROS HOUSE, CAN I RETURN TO VISIT?

A: Absolutely! Building community here at Tharros is part of your recovery! With our  open door policy, former residents who continue with their sobriety are welcome  to visit Tharros House.

Q: HOW DO I GET INTO THARROS HOUSE?

A: Please contact our team at 617.697.1218 or contact us via our contact page in the links at the top and bottom of the page.  We will help you determine if Tharros House is a good fit.  We know many resources in the area and our goal will be to help you get the best care for your situation, even if we are not a match for your needs.

Q: Will insurance cover my stay at tharros? What are the costs?

A: Insurance companies view sober living environments as a person’s residence, which means that they do not cover the cost of Tharros, or any other sober living home.  There are a number of sober homes in Massachusetts that offer various levels of service and support.  At Tharros, our experienced 6-member team provides individualized support for a maximum of 10 clients.  Our fees start at $7,500.00 per month for a double room.  Single rooms are also available.   Fees include transportation to local meetings and appointments, all household essentials, some meals, and 24/7 staff support.  For a less supportive and structured approach for those ready to return to full time work, we invite you to learn more about Teras House.

Q: Where do people go after tharros? 

A: Once you’ve developed a good foundation in your recovery, you will reach a point where you will be ready to move on from the level of support at Tharros.  Some clients work on rebuilding family relationships with the intention of moving back with their family.  For others, their next step is a more independent living situation.  Tharros offers a home in Belmont MA, which is a step-down in the level of care.  This home has live in support, but not a 24/7 support team. The home offers all single rooms (6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths) for those who have developed a foundation at Tharros, and desire continued accountability and community, without the same level of support and structure at Tharros.  Residents in Belmont benefit from continued engagement with our team through one on one weekly check ins, Sunday meetings, and other activities which they want to join.  The home has many of the amenities that Tharros offers, but is designed for those ready to live independently.  It’s common for clients to spend 4-8 months in Lexington before moving to Belmont, but every case is unique.  Costs are $3500 per month.