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3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Recovery House

Choosing to live in a recovery house can be the difference between staying sober and going back to your old ways. With so many types of housing and options available, choosing the RIGHT recovery housing can be a daunting task. To make things easier, we’ve compiled 3 of the most important things to look for when choosing a sober living house.

Finding the Right Recovery House

      1. Experienced Staff – The early phases of sobriety can sometimes be overwhelming. Although early recovery can be exciting, it’s very important to find recovery houses that staff disciplined and experienced people. The recovery staff’s reputation for working with addiction and the ability to maintain accountability can be hugely important in both making sure you or your loved one feel safe and secure and are held accountable during the recovery process.
      2. Safety & Comfort – With stays ranging from 30 days to 1 year depending on the recovery home, it’s very important to find a place where you feel both comfortable and safe. Although cleanliness is a must, the amount of people living in that home is a pretty close second. It can actually be helpful to have roommates and less privacy, however having an over-packed house can leave you feeling uncomfortable and hinder the recovery process.
      3. Structure – Some kind of structure is important to ensure each of the residents is taking the necessary steps to care for their recovery. Recovery houses may have curfews, mandatory meetings, and even regular unannounced breathalyzer and urine screenings.

Tharros Sober Living house

Tharros House approaches recovery by looking at both abstinence and your life satisfaction/ happiness.  We employ the tenants of positive psychology to help identify what areas of your life will benefit the most from your attention, ultimately helping you achieve your goals and a life that you look forward to living!

Our program leadership are all Boston Massachusetts natives. They pull from experiences with various sources of intervention including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Psychoanalytical Therapy, Hypnosis, Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Family  Therapy, as well as  Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs.

For more information on Tharros Recovery House visit our sober living website at