ABOUT THE PLYMOUTH HOUSE
Lying in the shadow of Mount Washington in northern New Hampshire, The Plymouth House offers residential treatment for adult men and women. Detox services are not offered on-site — clients must not use alcohol and/or illicit drugs within 72 hours of being admitted to the facility.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residents initially sign up for a two-week program, though they can extend their stay if necessary. The program at The Plymouth House is highly structured and deeply-rooted in the 12-Steps. Days begin with an optional 6 a.m. breakfast, followed by yoga, a morning goals group, meditation/Chapel, and a mid-morning Big Book group.
After lunch, clients participate in highly intensive group sessions and optional inventory workshops; late afternoon recreation can include hikes. Additional groups or outside AA meetings follow dinner, and the day ends at 11 p.m. with a nightly wrap up.
Family involvement is highly encouraged — nightly 10-minute phone calls and regular letter writing are allowed, and family members may visit every Saturday.
Aftercare coordinators are available to help clients set up extended treatment if necessary, and alumni meetings are held on-site twice a week.
The Plymouth House notes on it’s website that it is not a medical facility and does not employ “health care professionals, counselors, therapists, or social workers.” Rather, the staff consists of “seasoned Twelve Step practitioners” who have many years of collective experience in continuous recovery. The website notes that on average, the staff to guest ratio is 1:4.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients share simple, cozy, single-sex bedrooms with one or two other clients. Bathrooms are also shared, and residents are responsible for keeping their personal areas neat and clean. Meals are served in a communal dining room.
The facility is situated on six acres, which provides plenty of opportunity for recreation and outdoor activities. There are walking and jogging trails, as well as regularly scheduled group hikes. Other amenities include a fitness room and a yoga studio.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been six alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. On average, alumni gave the facility 2.5 out of five stars for its counseling options, and 3.8 stars for its family participation policies and its holistic offering. The alumni also gave The Plymouth House 4.2 stars for its cell phone and visitation policies, 4.7 stars for cleanliness, and 4.2 stars for staff experience and training.
One alum, A.J.E., gave the facility four stars for accommodations & amenities and five stars for meals & nutrition. The client entered rehab for substance abuse and stayed for 30 to 60 days. A.J.E. has been out of the facility for over 12 months, completed treatment successfully, and did not enter sober living after treatment. He did not relapse after leaving the program.
Secondary review sites reveal satisfaction with the facility as well, with an average rating of 4.8 stars from nine individuals on Google. Most recently at the time of this writing, alum D.M. wrote, “I have the most respect for the P house.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been three friends or family members polled by Best-rehabs.com. The anonymous loved one of a client gave the facility three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and five stars for accommodations & amenities and meals & nutrition. She agreed when asked if the facility staff were experienced and well-trained; if there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; and if she would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab.
She wrote that a strength of the facility was that it was supportive and had great policies; however, she disliked the facility’s 12-step model.
According to the facility’s website, the cost of treatment at The Plymouth House starts at $265 per day, $1,855 per week, and $7,420 per month. Payment is due upon arrival, and the facility accepts cash, cashier’s or certified checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. The facility does not accept insurance.