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Extended Care long-term
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Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Men

Break the Cycle
of Chronic Relapse

(877) 533-9115

Black BarDivider Asset

Extended Care long-term
recovery community

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Men

Break the Cycle
of Chronic Relapse

(877) 533-9115

Divider Asset


Break the Cycle
of Chronic Relapse

(877) 533-9115

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Men

Explore the Riverbank House Difference


WELCOME to a revolutionary standard in residential addiction recovery support for men. Innovative. Affordable. Effective. Grounded by spirituality and science. Join us, and rekindle the will to live!

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Retrain the Brain. Repair the Body.


SHARED ADVENTURE, brotherhood, and challenge: at Riverbank House the pursuit of constructive passions is fundamental to our recovery.  The damage of active addiction is very real.  We offer a comprehensive program of activity designed to stimulate healing at every level — spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and neurological.

Solo No More

Career Path Training and Employment Experience

Live Edge Furniture

FIND YOUR PASSION.  Riverbank House affiliate businesses allow residents to explore and experience a wide variety of careers.  Whether you enjoy working with your hands or a keyboard, working outdoors or behind a desk, serving up lunch or a sunset cruise on the lake, Riverbank House can help you experience the satisfactions of rewarding employment and professional growth.

Career Training

Our Recovery Neighborhood

Riverbank House Recovery Community for men is located in the little city of Laconia, in the heart of the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Once a vibrant New England mill town in the 1800s, Laconia has matured into a four seasons recreational resort and antique shopping destination. The city boasts four lakes, twenty parks, and four public beaches. Our campus is situated along the banks of the gentle waterway connecting Lake Opechee to Lake Winnisquam, just a few blocks from Laconia’s quaint downtown, the Public Library, Lakes Region General Hospital, churches, groceries, post office, ball fields, cafes, restaurants, and more than two dozen weekly 12-step meetings.

Our Neighborhood

Why Long-Term Care is Essential to Addiction Recovery


Many of us are familiar with the traditional 28-day treatment model that emerged decades ago when major insurance companies dictated the length of stay for substance misuse disorders.  Experts in the field of addiction science now agree that the current opioid epidemic of addiction and overdose requires a different model of recovery care.  At Riverbank House, we offer the traditional 28-day stay while encouraging men to remain within our community for the 90 days or more now recommended by experts.  We are so passionately committed to the effectiveness of long-term care that — unlike many programs — we are truly motivated to keep Riverbank House affordable and cost-effective for our residents.

Learn More About the Benefits of Long-term Care

An Approach Grounded in Both Spirituality and Science


At Riverbank House, our Four Guiding Principles reflect our commitment to saving lives through effective care, sustainable recovery, and emerging research in the field of addiction science. We don’t chase the latest fads and we don’t entrench ourselves in the past. At Riverbank House we work diligently to balance the well-established spiritual approach to recovery with new understandings and evidence-based recommendations from experts. To keep it simple, we’ve distilled our approach into four fundamentals values.

The Four

Are You Paying for Addiction Treatment But Only Getting Treatment for Dependence?


TREATMENT FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE IS NOT TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ADDICTION.  In the context of drug treatment, we seem to understand that you can be opioid dependent without being opioid addicted (in, say, the case of a terminally ill cancer patient).

But sometimes we forget – with the encouragement of insurance companies – that opioid addiction is still very much a problem even if we are no longer opioid dependent.

The person who is no longer opioid dependent — as a result of successful detox – is still very much opioid addicted.

Become An Educated Consumer

Choosing an Effective Sober House


Detox, rehab, and then what?  If experts recommend long-term addiction recovery care of 90 days or more, where do sober houses fit on the path to recovery? And how does one choose a sober living home that will capitalize on the hard earned recovery achieved in rehab? Ideally, transition housing should offer structure and support while allowing a resident to practice the tools of recovery in the “real” world.  Making an informed choice in sober living might be as important as making a wise choice when selecting a rehab or treatment center.

Tips for Choosing a Sober House

Tubing at Riverbank House

Our Mission Statement

A quality residential experience, resident collaboration, and a holistic approach to wellness provide members of Riverbank House Extended Care Recovery Community with guidance and structure as together participants establish and develop the essential practices – spiritual, emotional, and physical – necessary for a full life of vibrant, sustainable recovery, free from addiction and self-destruction.

Live a Sober Life

Our Philosophy

Riverbank House Extended Care Recovery Community recognizes that freedom from addiction and self-destruction requires life-long commitment and vigilance. While our program is founded upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, we honor the many-pathways-to-recovery approach endorsed by experts.  We stay mindful of our recovery through exploration into the principles of Buddhism; the daily practice of meditation and Yoga; a community code of non-aggression, collaboration, accountability, and mutual respect; self-reflection; and the pursuit of constructive passions.


My 8 months here at the Riverbank House with my brothers has changed me in a way that can hardly be put into words. I came here in August of 2013 a broken soul dealing with my addiction to alcohol and opiates, with depression and severe fear and anxiety… life seemed very dark.

Randy, Brian and my house brothers have helped me to open up my heart and mind and have helped me to find myself. It’s due to living here at RBH, having daily structure in my life again, living in a comfortable, safe environment where the guys in the house actually care about me, and I them. This has set me forth on a path of recovery second to none.

I can’t express enough the gratitude that I have in my heart for Randy and the Riverbank House experience that has transformed my life. If you really want to get your life back on the path that God has intended for you, look no further… the BROTHERHOOD of the RIVERBANK HOUSE EXPERIENCE will save your life as it has mine.

My contact information is there to use, reach out and ask me any questions..!!

Thanks Randy, you played a key role in saving my life..!!

God Bless,

Brett Sobkowich

I entered the Riverbank House program on January 4, 2013 and completed transitioning the month of September 2013. This is my 3rd time through rehab; however it is my first time at an extended care facility. During my stay we spent an exceptional amount of time working on relapse prevention, recovery plans, goal setting, relationships, diet and nutrition, bucket lists, money management and understanding the value of a dollar, and also participated in kayaking, hiking, Buddhism, sledding, boating, camping, snowboarding, biking, bowling, campfires, swimming, geo-caching, kickboxing, tennis, drum circles, yoga, meditation, and even toured Niagara Falls. I really learned to live again and see how fabulous my life could be.

I worked with a house approved sponsor while there and am now in the process of making my amends. My first three or four months I was fully engaged in the Riverbank House full schedule program, pretty much sun up to sun down. Not only am I grateful to have my life back again but grateful that there is a place I could feel comfortable and enjoy myself the entire way through the process. I believe Riverbank House has one of the best programs in the country.


I just want to share what happened at a house meeting. We had our meeting and at the end of the meeting one of us was getting a 12 month – one year coin. We were all men and in all the time I had been there I never remembered a woman coming in to our group.

One of the guys stood up and talked about how much positive change he has seen in his housemate (the guy who was getting a coin). He told us all how helpful his housemate was for his own sobriety.
Then, the guy who was getting the coin, his wife comes in. She has a four or five-year-old boy with her. And she has a baby in her arms. I guess he was 16 or 18 months.

She looked at her husband and started to cry. She said that although she missed him while he was at Riverbank House she was so happy that he was safe. She was no longer staying up all night wondering where he was. She was no longer worried whether it was safe for him to hold their baby. She shared that she had been a wreck. Broken and unhappy.

She shared how happy she was to be still married to him and that he was sober; how she loved it when he came home for weekends and they were a family. She shared that it was like a dream, some fantasy that had come true.

She turned to the group with tears in her eyes and said “you saved his life – but you didn’t just save his life,” she held up the young child and said, “you saved all our lives.”
There was not a dry eye in the room.


My son is here, in this program. We were all at our wits end. He had promised to stop so many times. He had been to many detoxes and a couple 28 day programs. He would come home and be okay for a while. But then the same thing would happen over and over.

I couldn’t leave any money in the house. When he was there I walked around with my pocketbook. He even sold our TV when we were away. I was devastated and the sick every day.

He is here. He is sober. We have a peaceful house. And we have hope. It’s been months not weeks. I see the change that is happening. I feel I can trust that he will not go back just the way he has so many times. Most nights my husband and I get to sleep. We are not worried sick, and afraid.

Our son can stay here as long as he wants. I am beginning to have faith again and I want to support him anyway I can. I want to thank each of you for helping him to change into it different man. Mostly I want to thank you for giving us our son back.