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Allston Street

Allston Street is an 8 Guest maximum 12 Step Structured Sober House. The house is located in beautiful and quiet West Medford, Massachusetts. We offer a clean, quiet and fully peer staffed and supported option for guests to come take action to change their lives in the 12 Steps. Learning how to get back to life while in living practice of the 12 Steps and all of their principles made all the difference for us.

We are small by design to offer an alternative to overcrowded and under supported sober living options. We care and we aim to help our guests find the solution we have found in the 12 Steps.

Allston Street offers guests a full foundational education on the disease model of addiction and alcoholism and a concrete solution in an immersive 12-step environment. The structure of the house is designed to help guests make use of the tools in the Steps while getting back to life, sober. Opportunities for personal growth through living practice in the Steps, including work, personal relationships, service, spiritual pursuit and community are built right in. We offer what we were given and an environment in which to change one’s life forever.

Recovering is not an easy task. It is especially difficult when faced with distraction and the uncertainty future ahead. At Allston Street we offer sanctuary while taking steps so that nothing is missed. All our guests are asked to take the same action in their stepwork towards their life-changing effect. Having the opportunity to do the work, the same way those around guests are doing it, we believe builds unity and brotherhood.

Guests are initially placed on a period of restriction while endeavoring in steps 1-7. During which time they receive one on one education in the disease model and are given work to solidify steps 1-3. Next, guests are asked to take personal inventory in step 4. Daily education and work checks are provided to ensure it’s having its maximum impact. Guests read a 5th step and are guided through steps 6 and 7 before the 8th and 9th steps, where the restriction is lifted and they can learn to live with a new perspective.

"There is a solution."

"Most good ideas are simple and this concept was the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom."

"To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch lonliness vanish, to see a fellowship group up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it."