Answer House

Substance use disorder recovery home

Tel: 617-268-7124

Fax: 617-268-5572

Ralph Apici

Program Director

5 G St.,

South Boston, MA 02127

Recovery home for men

Residential, six-month substance use disorder recovery program for 28 adult men

Register by telephone

A professional service provider must call 617-268-7124 to register

 with our intake staff.

Intensive, 24/7 support

Evidence-based clinical support for all clients, based on their individual strengths and needs

"Working" house

Clients are given the tools to find and maintain employment while working on recovery goals


About the program

As one of MHSA’s first Boston-based programs and a cornerstone substance use disorder recovery home in South Boston, Answer House has been helping residents reestablish a sober lifestyle for over 20 years.  With steady clinical oversight and an experienced team of counselors, Answer House provides intensive substance abuse treatment services to 28 adult men for up to six months. 


After participating in a 30-day orientation process, clients are given the resources to work towards a variety of personal and programmatic goals, in accordance with house rules.  Among those resources are a variety of specialized in-house services, including group meetings, individual substance abuse counseling sessions, financial education, life skills training and more. 


Answer House is uniquely positioned to offer clients access to an extensive network of community service providers, with referrals to medical, behavioral health, employment, educational, legal and other treatment and recovery services.​ 


By leveraging this outside support with the intensive programming offered by Answer House staff, clients are encouraged to maintain meaningful employment while eventually moving into a stable, sober living environment.  By successfully completing the program, Answer House clients learn to utilize their sobriety as a tool to effectively navigate and maintain valuable relationships with family, friends, employers and members of their communities.