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Farnum Webster Place

27 Holy Cross Road, Franklin, New Hampshire, 03235
Webster Place Recovery Center takes a peer-based approach to addiction treatment. The substance abuse rehab offers a tight-knit community committed to recovery and dedicated to the notion that one alcoholic can help another like no other. Staff members at the facility are also in recovery, and able to provide unparalleled guidance and support to each and every resident. Webster Place offers a multi-faceted treatment approach that incorporates 12-Step principles with Health Realization and The Three Principle philosophy.

Facility Highlights

  • A non-profit organization
  • Affordable and traditional rehab
  • Family Program


  • Recreational Activities

    Our recreational area is geared towards exercise, music, karate, yoga, and Tai chi. We take time to walk on our property, play volley ball, and use our rope swing at the river.
  • Nutritional Program

    Our meals are always plentiful and delicious. There are always wonderful aromas coming from our kitchen through out the day. Family style dining gives us time to get to know each other, and share our experience, strength, and hope.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Justice James Barry
    Justice James BarryChair
    NH Supreme Court (ret)
  • Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, Psy.D., MLADC
    Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, Psy.D., MLADCSenior Vice President
    Cheryl oversees Webster Place and the Concord and Manchester Farnum Center locations. She has extensive background in this field includes working with various populations including adult offenders in correctional facilities, pregnant and postpartum women, men and women with co-occurring disorders, and sexual and domestic abuse victims.

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Located in Franklin, N.H., 80 miles north of Boston, Farnum North’s Webster Place offers a full continuum of treatment programs for adult men (aged 17 and older) struggling with chemical dependency. The facility offers residential care, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and traditional outpatient program.

One of five facilities operated by Farnum, Webster Place is one of New Hampshire’s 61 private, for-profit facilities, 30 of which offer programs specifically for men. Although detoxification is not available on-site, clients may be referred to the Manchester facility, if medically necessary, to undergo detoxification before admission into Webster Place.


For admittance to Webster Place, clients must first have a phone interview with an admissions counselor, followed by the completion of a physician’s waiver and payment upon entrance. While the length of treatment varies, most clients commit to a treatment plan of at least 30 days.

The recovery process includes a structured daily schedule consisting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, 12-step work, and a plethora of alternative therapies in a non-medical, non-clinical setting.

According to the facility’s website, the recovery process at Webster Place at Farnum North revolves around the concept of “Health Realization,” which focuses on improving clients’ mindful consciousness through group, individual, and peer-driven counseling groups.

Residents also participate in a range of recreational and therapeutic activities. These include gardening, yoga, acupuncture, art therapy, and meditation. Webster Place also hosts chaperoned field trips to lakes and baseball games.

Although clients generally stay in treatment for up to 30 days, residents may stay longer based on their housing situation. Webster Place makes it a policy to keep clients if they do not have adequate housing post-treatment. Case managers work to find clients suitable housing before being discharged. When possible, housing is located where clients can continue treatment in an outpatient capacity.


Lead by a certified Doctor of Psychology, Webster Place at Farnum North’s staff consists of licensed counselors, case managers, and a support staff. Access to a medical specialist is available at a sister facility.


Webster Place at Farnum North is a 42-bed facility, placing it in the top 30% of facilities in New Hampshire in terms of size. Single and double occupancy rooms are available. Residents are expected to keep their living areas clean, including communal areas. Food is served family-style. According to the facility’s website, the facility can make arrangements for dietary restrictions.


At the time of this writing, five alumni have provided feedback about Webster Place. With one exception, alumni generally praised the facility. Three alumni polled extensively offered four- and five-star ratings for the staff's level of experience and training, while two alumni awarded perfect five-star ratings for the respect shown to clients, the effectiveness of counseling, and the inclusion of holistic offerings. "I now enjoy every day as a miracle, and take each moment as it comes - sober and with love, faith, honesty and hope," S.W. wrote.

The one critical reviewer, J.D., felt that the facility was too lax in their response to residents who relapse, describing the facility as "terribly destructive and detrimental."

On its unofficial Facebook page, the facility earned a four out of five star review and three five out of five star reviews at the time of this writing.[1] Three alumni specifically praised staff members. “Really care about you and want too see you do well,” one representative reviewer wrote.


The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date was overall neutral. The anonymous family member gave Webster Place’s level of staff experience three out of five stars, adding: “Great people to listen to you.” However, the loved one, when polled on the rehab’s weaknesses, wrote: “Not able to keep promises.”


To date, one staff member has provided feedback about Webster Place to Rehabs.com. Citing individual counseling as a facility strength, the staff member gave the facility five out of five star ratings for its holistic offerings, affordability, cleanliness, and treatment for co-occurring disorders.


Webster Place accepts some private insurance plans. According to the facility's website, the cost will not exceed $600 a day, and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Webster-Place-Recovery-Centet/710816242265663

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