Recovery House, Inc.: Serenity House in Wallingford, VT

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(3.8 of 5)
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98 Church Street
Wallingford VT 05773

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Areas of Specialization

Medical Detoxification, Residential Treatment

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Located in the rural Vermont town of Wallingford, Recovery House, Inc. offers a comprehensive continuum of care for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse. Serenity House is the facility’s residential alcohol and drug treatment program, which also offers on-site detox services, including medically assisted treatment for alcohol, opiate, and benzodiazepine withdrawal.


Treatment at this facility is based on the 12-Steps and is designed to teach residents how to maintain sobriety by relying on a network of community-based support systems. All treatment plans are individualized, use evidence-based therapeutic practices, and vary in length depending on the client's needs.

Clinical services include medical assessments, individual and group therapy, addiction education, on-site 12-step meetings, aftercare planning, and family counseling. Loved ones may also visit clients on the weekends.

Clients who graduate the program but still need supervision can enroll in extended care at Grace House, the facility’s 12-bed sober house.


Serenity House is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The center's medical director is a physician, and staff are available 24/7.


This is a 24-bed facility. Families may visit on Sunday afternoons.


Alumni reviews for Serenity House are mostly positive. Former client T.E. gave the facility five stars in every category, including treatment effectiveness, staff support, and accommodations and amenities. The alum told “I felt very safe and comfortable at this treatment facility. I had to go there 3xs for 21 day stays to help me with alcoholism. All of it was helpful to me, the staff is very respectful and understanding. I have been able to stay sober for 6 months again and my life has improved so much."

Elsewhere, an anonymous former client gave five out of five stars and wrote on Citehealth: “I attened Serenity House in October of 2009 and it probably saved my life! Everyone there is wonderful and would recomened it to anyone."[1]

And the facility received four ratings that averaged 4.2 out of five stars from former clients on Google, including Nick who said: “This a wonderful nonprofit organization helped me tremendously and I am proud to say I am a drug free addict thanks to the careing staff of the serenity house."[2]


While reviews from loved ones of former clients are scarce, a rating of two out of five stars from Judy appears on Google to date. She wrote: "this is the worst place to send your loved one," and blamed the center for the death of her son. She added, "they dont care about any one they just care about making a profit."


According to its website, Serenity House accepts Vermont Medicaid and some private insurance plans. Sliding scale fees are available to clients without insurance, and the facility also has a grant from the State of Vermont’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, which can provide assistance based on income to residents of Vermont.


Published on November 2017

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Unless you are ordered to be there and aren't too serious about your recovery, I would go anywhere else. Cheap.


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I felt very safe and comfortable at this treatment facility. I had to go there 3xs for 21 day stays to help me with alcoholism. All of it was helpful to me, the staff is very respectful and understanding. I have been able to stay sober for 6 months again and my life has improved so much. Rehabs are excellent, they are the first step to getting help for yourself and knowing you're not alone and how to cope with life without using drugs or drinking

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