GateHouse Sober Community is Based on 12 step Recovery Programs

The GateHouse Sober Community is a group of recovery homes which help men and women who want long-term sobriety, based on a 12 step recovery program and a therapeutic clinical approach. We have a tiered structure that allows you to move through our program at a healthy pace determined by clinical and how much work you put into your recovery. Located in southern New Hampshire, there is a strong recovery community in Nashua and the surrounding areas. We believe that combining clinical approach and a 12-step foundation in our sober community is how to offer you an all-encompassing approach to get you on the path to recovery.

Our Specialized Approach to Sober Living is Structured into a Tier System

Tier 1

You are Introduced to the Foundation of Your Recovery

While in tier 1 you receive individual and personalized recovery coaching. We follow this by introducing you to the 12 step fellowships.

We introduce you to the recovery community. This includes the support of those who have overcome addiction in the community, your housemates and a minimum of two recovery meetings every day.

In tier 1 you also set in motion the beginning of a spiritual lifestyle. We offer access to a fitness center, and regular yoga and meditation sessions. This helps to encourage you to use healthy coping skills taught in treatment. Every resident is required to receive random alcohol and drug testing.

You must attend twice-weekly sessions with a clinician, and be with a senior house member when leaving the facility. In tier 1 you’re also introduced to the GateHouse volunteer program. The volunteer program is a local community organization that we are involved with as a whole of GateHouse.

Tier 2

Continue Working a 12-step Program and Attending Clinical Groups

While in tier 2 you begin your path to adjusting back into everyday life. You do this through a variety of different outlets such as volunteer work, employment, or continuing education. You’ll learn valuable and applicable life skills, complete mandatory community service hours, and you’re expected to participate in house activities.

Attendance at 12 step meetings is a requirement for all residents. This helps you learn accountability and responsibility through following set house rules.

In tier 2 you’ll continue meeting with a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. You will also attend mandatory one-on-one sessions with your recovery coach during this period. You will continue to strengthen your spiritual life through meditation practices. Spirituality is a crucial part of recovery.

Tier 3

You’ll Have More Freedom and More Responsibilities

You’ll continue working  12-step program with the guidance of your sponsor. You’ll also begin the process of financial planning, resume building, and contribute to local community organizations.

In tier 3 you’ll continue to receive random alcohol and drug testing. 12-Step meeting attendance is mandatory as is working one-on-one with one of our clinicians. At this time, you are either employed full-time or are enrolled in educational classes to further your education.

Once in tier 3 you are a role model and mentor to new and incoming residents. You are expected to have an active role in the recovery and sober living community.

Tier 4

You are Actively Living Through a 12-Step Program

A continued path to spiritual growth through a 12-step program is a requirement. Bi-weekly recovery and life coaching meetings are established in your routine while you’re a tier 4 resident.

You’ll also serve as a mentor to new members of sober living. In tier 4 you’ll continue to have an active role in the recovery and sober living community. At this point, you should be helping others through a 12-step program by sponsoring them.

You are held to an appropriate set of standards. You can independently budget with a financial consultant. This empowers you to develop a plan of action for making the transition out of the sober community house.

You will begin the process of exiting the facility, with a secured exit plan. You leave GateHouse with a network of support in place for your new life in sobriety.

12-Step Recovery Program

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous

Step 1

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol/our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 3

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 5

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Step 11

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step 12

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to anyone suffering from addiction, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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