Rules and Regulations

Jeffrey’s House is a sober working environment that provides stabilization and a supportive sober atmosphere for men and women.

Drug Testing

All of our drug testing is done by our professionally trained House Managers. We use Multi-Drug Urine Test Panels, which are FDA approved and test for 12 of the most popular illicit drugs.

Fitchburg

Fitchburg, Massachusetts is 46 miles from Boston, 27 miles from Worcester, 40 miles from Manchester, NH, and 211 miles from New York City. 

Massachussetts
Association of Sober Housing

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What is Sober Living?
 A Supportive Sober Environment

Alcohol and drug free housing, also known as sober living, plays an important role in supporting treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Sober living helps individuals in recovery to maintaining an alcohol and drug free lifestyle by establishing a living environment that supports sobriety and recovery. When living in a sober environment, recovering addicts are surrounded by others who share a common experience and who support one another in their sobriety.

While in sober living, residents are required to participate in NA/AA meetings and other group activities that help them maintain their sobriety. Members of the house provide support for one another through daily conversations, one-on-one meetings with the House Managers, and through house organized meetings that promote sobriety and recovery. Neither Jeffrey's House Inc., it's employees, nor it's residents provide any treatment, recovery, or detoxification services.

Rules & Regulations
The general criteria for acceptance into Jeffrey’s House are:

Alcohol and drug free housing, also known as sober living, plays an important role in supporting treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Sober living helps individuals in recovery to maintaining an alcohol and drug free lifestyle by establishing a living environment that supports sobriety and recovery. When living in a sober environment, recovering addicts are surrounded by others who share a common experience and who support one another in their sobriety.

While in sober living, residents are required to participate in NA/AA meetings and other group activities that help them maintain their sobriety. Members of the house provide support for one another through daily conversations, one-on-one meetings with the House Managers, and through house organized meetings that promote sobriety and recovery. Neither Jeffrey's House Inc., it's employees, nor it's residents provide any treatment, recovery, or detoxification services.

Drug Testing

The drug testing at Jeffrey's House is administered on-site by our trained House Managers. The Multi-Drug Urine Test Panels that we use are FDA approved, and are used by The Massachusetts Parole Board, The Massachusetts Probation Department, and numerous Sober and Halfway Houses.

The drugs that we test for are as follows:

Amphetamine (AMP)
Barbiturates (BAR)
Bendiazepines (BZO)
Cocaine (COC)
Marijuana (THC)
Methamphetamine (MET)

Ecstasy (MDMA)
Morphine (MOP)
Methadone (MTD)
Opiates (OPI)
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Tricyclics Antidepressants (TCA)
Oxycodone (OXY)

Unfortunately, there are times when our residents test positive for drugs; when such an event occurs we MUST require you to leave the house with in 24 hours to protect the integrity of the rest of our clients. Our test have proven to be 99.99% accurate, however, because of human error, cross contamination with prescription drugs legally in your body, and other misc. factors, on the rarest of occasions there could be a false positive. If a client thinks they have a false positive, it is our policy to afford them a 5 hour window to get to the nearest hospital, (Leominster Hospital) check themselves in, and have a drug screen done at their own cost. In order for us to override our original results, the hospital paper work that you return to us with must contain the following:

Exact name on discharge paperwork and bracelet.
Today's date.
The time must be within 5 hours of our original test.
It must specify that you tested NEGATIVE for the specific drug that we said you tested positive for. 


We apologize in advance for any trouble that this drug testing policy and procedure may cause you, but it's very necessary for us to do in order to help our clients stay SOBER!

Fitchburg

Our Location

Fitchburg was first settled in 1730 as part of Lunenburg, and was officially set apart from that township and incorporated in 1764. It is named after John Fitch, a settler. In 1748, during the French and Indian War, Fitch and his family, living in this isolated spot, were abducted by Native Americans and brought to Canada, but they returned to Fitchburg the next year.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Fitchburg has a total area of 28.1 square miles, of which 27.8 square miles is land and 0.3 is water. The city is drained by the Nashua River. Fitchburg is very hilly and is often referred to as the second hilliest city in the United States after San Francisco. The highest point in Fitchburg is the summit of Brown Hill near the northwestern corner of the city, at 1,210 feet above sea level.  
Fitchburg is bordered by Ashby to the north, Lunenburg to the east, Leominster to the south, Westminster to the west, and a small portion of Ashburnham to the northwest. As of 2010, there were 40,318 people, 15,165 households, and 9,362 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,450 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78.2% White, 5.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 9.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races.

Fitchburg is very attractive to young professionals, families, and businesses. These groups are choosing Fitchburg because of its great location, affordable housing/taxes, recreational assets, historic downtown, strong school system, and commuter rail access. Fitchburg State University (www.fitchburgstate.edu) is the staple of the city and one of Fitchburg’s largest employers, with more than 500 full-time employees. It is a public 4 year institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. The University is an economic engine with an economic impact of more than $100 million dollars to the city.