About Sober Surroundings

About Us

Sober Surroundings is a sober community dedicated to providing affordable sober living.

Living in one of our sober houses aids the sometimes difficult transition of reentering the community as newly sober person.

Here at Sober Surroundings we provide rooms in fully furnished houses for working class people who need a completely sober living environment.

With locations around the Boston area Sober Surroundings homes are ideal for anyone looking to maintain their sobriety by living in the safe, comfortable environment of a sober house.

Sober Surroundings homes are zero tolerance. This means in order to enter a home you must arrive and remain sober and commit to frequent weekly drug screenings while living in our homes. Sober Surroundings zero tolerance also means just one positive test result and you are immediately discharged from the house. This policy is necessary to protect the rest of the individuals in the home.

Sober Surroundings is committed to making the recovery and safety of our guests our number one priority.


Our Approach

Sober Surroundings is a community of sober houses that takes the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and applies them in practice to providing sober living. Sober Surroundings has locations in Somerville, East Boston, and Malden Massachusetts. To be eligible to live in one of our Sober Surroundings homes you must pass an initial urine test. Sober Surroundings understands how costly sober living can be.

Your cost, due before the time of intake:

  • 1 time processing fee of $250
  • Weekly guest fee is $160 - $185*

*Weekly guest fee varies per location. Please call or visit our locations page for exact rates.


Minimum Requirements

Minimun requirements for moving into the Sober Surroundings Homes:

  • You must be sober!
  • You must have the ability to pass an initial urine exam
  • You must take 2-3 urine exams weekly

Urine exams and testing kits are provided by Optimum Labs and Lab USA

For more info on fees, intake, and availability please call:




Rob S. has lived at the Sober Surroundings location in East Boston for seven months. Rob said:

"I feel lucky to have found this place. It's a great place to live and coming home to a place where you know everyone is sober and drug free makes a world of difference to my staying sober."

Mike D. has lived at the Sober Surroundings location in Medford for three years. Mike said:

"Everyone here is like family now. I love having a comfortable steady place to come home to after work and know that the people here are dependable and sober. I'm past the everyday temptation stage, but I feel comfortable here and it's an affordable place to live."