The Granite House sober homes in both Derry and Manchester provided a safe environment for my son. Counseling was available as was one -on -one sponsorship for the 12-step program. The young men had access to daily meetings and great support. There was access to public transportation and the home’s owner and the counselor were available day or night for information if needed. These houses provide a surrounding where recovery can take place. I cannot say enough about Eric and his houses.
It is difficult to put into words how Mike’s mother and I felt after bringing our son, Mike, to the Granite House. This experience was an answer to our prayers. Mike was provided with a safe, sober living environment where he was able to work on his sobriety and he had a chance to learn about the various aspects of his disease, and was provided the tools he needed to fight against it.
Mike is a wonderful young man with a great heart, and the potential to touch the lives of others in a very special way. God has shined his light on Mike and has truly blessed him by allowing him to attend Granite House. We have so much to thank you and your staff for, the contribution you have made to Mike’s life, along with so many others. We pray each day that God will continue to bless Mike with the strength he needs to shape his future in a positive way. We also pray that you will continue to be blessed, to touch the lives of so many others that deal with a terrible addiction.
We stand by as supportive parents to do whatever we can to support Mike and the great work that you and your staff are doing at the Granite House. We recognize that your work can drain every bit of emotional and physical energy from you. In order to make even the smallest step forward possible. When you face those times of extreme challenge, please remember our letter of deep gratitude and appreciation for the love and care you have provided to our son, any many others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
With sincere appreciation,
Michael’s Mother & Father
Michael’s Mother & Father
Granite house was so helpful to my son who's addiction to drugs was life threatening. They teach and live the 12step program, which is the only recovery method proven to be effective over time. Unfortunately, rehabs my son attended before really did not do that. The staff is very knowledgeable and they went out of their way to help my son and our family in some of our darkest days. I am grateful to the staff of Granite House for all their help and guidance.
Anonymous Parent and Mental Health Provider
Drug treatment does not end the day a rehab patient leaves a drug treatment facility. We truly believe that for successful rehabilitation to take place it must be an ongoing process, sober living homes help bridge the gap between rehab and real life.
We are thankful to all those who live and work at the Granite House, for restoring sanity to our sons life and ours. Their approach to recovery provides the inspiration and motivation that addicts need to address their character flaws and their behavioral problems which trigger drug and alcohol abuse.
The Granite House has provided this for our son, along with a safe and supportive environment, allowing him to remain accountable while developing friendships with others committed to living a clean and sober lifestyle. Because of its strong emphasis on the 12-step program, those staying at the Granite House are finding that these steps are not merely a way to stop drinking, but they have became a guide toward a new way of life.
As parents, we are sincerely grateful to the Granite House for saving our son from the addiction that plagued his life and ours for too long.
Rick and Sharon
Rick and Sharon
My stay at the Granite House over the last year and 8 months has provided me the vital 12 step focus that has allowed me to enjoy not only long term sobriety but the life I have always wanted. I am continually grateful and amazed that I no longer suffer as I used to. This has happened in a very short period of time because of the importance of working hard towards my recovery that has been provided by the program inherent in living here.
Denise and I enjoyed meeting and speaking with you last Thursday. We also are very appreciative that you welcomed Adam into you residence in Manchester.
Denise and I visited Adam Monday evening to bring him some clothing and to do some food shopping.
He appeared relaxed and confident. He verbalized several times how much he liked everyone, and how nice they were. He also stated how he likes going to meetings with a group of men his own age.
I realize it is very early, however I am confident that your model is what Adam needs to be successful.
When I called you last Thursday, I was desperate for someone to help. within six hours he was in an environment, and a group of people we could only hope for.
I will always be grateful for your help.
Parent of a Granite House Resident
Parent of a Granite House Resident
Having my son reside at the Granite House has been a very positive experience and a blessing. My son has had the unfortunate experience of residing at many half way houses in several states. However, he has now lived at Granite House for almost 9 months and it has been a good fit for my son. My son’s last relapse before Granite House left me with no more answers for my son. I couldn’t figure it out any longer. Granite House was suggested to us by several sources to be a solid place to live for Recovery and I am so glad we followed these suggestions.
Probably the strongest asset that Granite House offers is that it is governed by the 12 Steps of Recovery. The guys at the house all work the 12 Steps by talking to their sponsors, journaling their steps, making amends, and attending 12 step meetings together. Also, Granite House has several House meetings a week and the guys are also encouraged to share their Recovery by volunteering for speaking engagements at Rehabs, Hospitals and Meetings.
As a Mom, I use to have so much involvement in my son’s recovery….I was working his recovery harder than he was. I no longer do that, my son is the only one that can work his Recovery and I strongly feel living at Granite House provides a very strong environment, if he chooses to stay clean.
During a few of my visits to see my son, I was impressed with the camaraderie amongst the residents. I was also super impressed with how clean and orderly the house is kept. I complimented the owner Eric Spofford and he commented and I agree…having an orderly environment helps keep your life in order.
It is worth noting some of the logistics; the area of the Granite House is a quiet suburbia, however in close proximity are grocery stores, laundry mates, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Fitness centers, etc. My son was without a vehicle for close to 6 months and he always managed to get his living needs accomplished, by getting rides from others or walking. Also my son’s employment was initially a concern, but my son was able to find employment rather quickly, allowing him to pay for most of his expenses.
Granite House also has curfews and house rules that assist the resident in being responsible and accountable. Eric Spofford has always been very helpful to me in providing me with a status of my son’s Recovery and insightful in discussing my son’s home visits and suggesting expectations and limitations.
My son once said to me and I will never forget it, “Mom I wanted to quit drugs, I just didn’t know how to.” And it seems working the 12 steps and having a Residence at Granite House where this is reinforced, is allowing my son’s Recovery to be successful.
Signed…A very hopeful Mom
A very hopeful Mom