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December 1, 2020
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Charlestown Recovery House


A solid long-term recovery program in Charleston, MA

Contact Details

Number: +1(617) 242-0088

Website: http://www.gavinfoundation.org/programs/charlestown-recovery-house

Address: 15 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129

About Charlestown Recovery House

Charlestown Recovery House is a residential substance treatment facility funded by the Gavin Foundation based in the Boston suburb of Charlestown, MA. The facility hosts a residential treatment program and can accommodate 30 men at a time. Its doors are open for all men seeking to end their dependence on drugs and alcohol. Charleston Recovery House is licensed as an adult residential rehabilitation program by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health.

The facility is one of several programs run by the Gavin Foundation and one of the first to offer services of its kind in the area. As with its other affiliate long-term residential rehab and sober living programs, it offers a modified form of the 12-step approach and uses a selection of therapy and counseling approaches as well as life-skills and relapse prevention training. The goal simply isn’t to temporarily keep clients off drugs and alcohol but to ultimately help them thrive in the outside world.

Unique features of Charlestown Recovery House

Charlestown Recovery House hosts community events and helps residents build networks. Both activities are meant to help program participants build a solid foundation for their life outside Charleston Recovery House and create a sense of accomplishment which can be crucial for sustainable rehabilitation.

The program also maintains ties with local several healthcare providers, drug and alcohol rehab centers, social service agencies, charities, and support groups. Along with their link with the Gavin Foundation, these connections help the program put participants in touch with a variety of organizations that could help them with life after graduation.

Who is Charleston Recovery House for?

If you or someone you care about needs long-term rehabilitation for alcohol or drug use disorder, Charleston Recovery House is a good choice that’s right in the Greater Boston Area. It’s important to note that the facility primarily accepts adult men, and you may need to look elsewhere for adolescent or women’s care. The program also uses the 12 Steps process, which invokes belief in a higher power, so your religious or spiritual beliefs may be a factor.

Start on your journey of recovery by contacting Charleston Recovery House at their website at http://www.gavinfoundation.org/programs/charlestown-recovery-house.

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment options

  • Long-term residential
  • Residential


  • Smoking permitted in designated areas
  • Transitional housing or halfway house
  • LGBT friendly

Primarily serves

  • Adult men
  • Seniors or older adults


  • Substance use disorders

Areas of specialization

  • 12-step facilitation approach
  • Accepts clients on opioid medication
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Clients referred from the court/judicial system
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Relapse prevention

Payment options

  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Payment assistance (check with the facility for details)
  • Major credit cards

Accepted insurances

  • Most insurance plans