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Addiction & Alcohol Treatment At The Brook Retreat

55 Brook Street, Plympton, Massachusetts, 02367
Brook Retreat is a non-medical, non-clinical recovery retreat designed to inspire individuals struggling with addiction to achieve sobriety through Twelve Step methodology. Utilizing educational coursework, drug-testing, supervision, and a highly structured sober living environment, residents are taught to manage their addictions and apply practices in honesty and accountability for lifelong sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Experienced Staff
  • Twelve Step Process
  • High Success Rate


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Financial Details

  • Less than 60%

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Plympton, Mass., the Brook Retreat: Plympton is a long-term sober living facility for adult men in early recovery. The home provides peer support, safety, education, and structure conducive to sustaining sobriety. The Brook Retreat also offers a women’s program of the same design in Weymouth, Mass. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 52.7 percent of rehabs in Massachusetts offer a program specifically tailored to adult men.


The admissions process at The Brook Retreat’s Plympton program begins with a phone interview. The interview is to determine if the program is a good fit. Clients participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the program. To be admitted, clients must be sober and pass a drug screen and breathalyzer test, the latter of which is offered at 62.7 percent of rehabs in Massachusetts.

The Brook Retreat’s Plympton program is specifically designed for adult men who have recently completed treatment at a residential program and are actively engaged in the 12-step process, which heavily informs treatment at the Brook Retreat.

The Steps are divided into three phases each lasting two-three months, the first phase is the most intensive. The program uses work therapy, recreational therapy, and counseling.

Along with attending daily 12-step meetings, the participants adhere to a schedule of step work instruction, mediation, and drug testing. The Brook Retreat is also one of 103 (29.3 percent) of rehabs in Massachusetts to offer employment counseling for clients. After guests have completed steps one through seven, they are required to find employment.


The treatment team at the Brook Retreat comprised of men who are in recovery and active in the 12-step program. These men are not professionally licensed, and no psychiatrists or clinicians are employed.


Pictures of the Brook Retreat depict a serene, wooded area, comfortable furnishings, and a kitchen and dining area. Brook Retreat's programming includes weekly recreational and team-building activities, as well as meditation and access to a gym.


The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date all gave highly positive reviews. Client B. praised the facility for its well-structured programming, beautiful yet private grounds, and staff knowledgeable about 12-Step. Client J. wrote in a representative review: “The Guest has to want to put 110% into this or it does not work. I know these men personally and they truley do care about every guest at this facility.”

On its official Facebook page, which it may manage, The Brook Retreat earned an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars from 50 reviews to date.[1] Alumni praised the effectiveness of the program, and many called it the “best.” In a representative review, alum Alex wrote: “This is one of the best programs around if you are really serious about staying clean." Similarly, on Google, 45 reviewers contributed to an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars.[2]


The eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed reviews. Five gave positive reviews, while three gave negative reviews. On the positive end of the spectrum, loved ones praised the facility for its no-nonsense structure and heavy use of 12-Step in treatment.

Loved one P.L.M. wrote in a representative review: “Send your loved one here if they are ready to change their life. The healing power of this program is based on a real twelve step experience delivered by those who are passionate about the process.”

The three negative reviewers felt that the staff was uneducated and irresponsible, with one accusing them of using intimidation tactics. Loved one T. also criticized the facility for its “exorbitant” expenses.


The Brook Retreat reported to Rehabs.com that six months of treatment costs $12,000, or $500 per week. Fees for the first month of treatment are due upon arrival. The facility does not accept private insurance.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrookRetreat/reviews/
[2] GoogleReviews

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