"Tommy, you're one of my heroes and I have no clue where I would be today without you! Still vividly recall getting kicked out of Skips a few months sober and dropped at Motel6 with all my clothes in trash bags. As the clerk was ringing me up and I was literally handing him my last $80, your phone call interrupted us... I picked up to you shouting, "put your money away, kid!!! I'm coming to get you!!!" I immediately had the feeling that things would be ok. I'm not sure I could ever properly thank you enough. Even more incredible, you hung up and called my mother (Peg) and said, "I going to get your son. He's ok. Everything's going to be ok. I've got him. I've got your son." She was obviously thinking the worst until you called and was immediately put at ease. We revisit how incredible you were that day and many others, often. For that, I'm sure I will never be able to fully thank you. I would, however, happily spend the rest of my life trying to resemble the humanity you showed me, and what you did for us, that day and so many others. You're are such an amazing human with one of the biggest hearts I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. It is beyond a privilege and a total honor to call you a friend, Tommy!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you, brother!!!"
"Since the summer of 2015, Myrtle Street Sober Living has supported my road to sobriety and continues to support my recovery today. Life at the Myrtle Street Sober House teaches me how and why sobriety is possible. A sober living community like the house at Myrtle Street provides the structure each resident depends on and the strategies for a successful recovery.
Owner and manager, Tommy Sepulveres, is engaged in and passionate about the sober living community in Portland, Maineand I know this man has saved my life more than once. Tommy treats everyone who lives in his sober houses like they matter. He is a role model to look up to and to learn from.
Living at this sober house fosters positive relationships with family and friends, and Ive discovered a new-found appreciation for how amazing life is without drugs or alcohol. The AA / NA meetings we attend also inspire me to change, and for the first time in years I feel hopeful about the future.
I would recommend Myrtle Street Sober Living to the struggling addict who truly wants to turn his life around by learning from one of the most knowledgeable men in the recovery community. Thank you for everything you have done for me Tommy!"
"My stay at Myrtle Street absolutely changed my life. When I got to Maine I was completely at rock bottom after almost a decade of drug use. At Myrtle, I was introduced to the 12 steps and began implementing them in my life.
Tommy and the other men in the house were there whenever I needed help. I honestly do not know where I would be right now without them and will forever be grateful."
"Like all parents who have
dealt with an addict, I was at the end of the road. I was sure that
my son was either going to die or go to jail. He was not the same person
we brought up. At a critical moment and when he had no alternatives,
a family friend recommended Myrtle Street Sober Living.
"Myrtle Street Sober Living is a step down support system to young men in recovery. The owner, "Tommy", is hands on with the men in his recovery homes. He helps them get their lives back on track. From mandatory in-house meetings, random drug testing, exercise, volunteering in the community. It's an uplifting recovery community environment that encourages a team work support system. It has positively impacted and changed our son's life! I am forever grateful."
"My son was kicked out of Skips House a few months sober and dropped at Motel 6 with all his clothes in trash bags. As the clerk was ringing him up and he was literally handing him his last $80, Tommys phone call interrupted... Tommy shouted, "Put your money away, kid!!! I'm coming to get you!!!" Immediately came the feeling that things would be ok.
Even more incredible,Tommy hung up and called me- mom- and said, "I going to get your son. He's ok. Everything's going to be ok. I've got him. I've got your son."
This describes one of my darkest hours as a mother - SO insecure, so fearful, so far away from Maine. Tommy was indeed an angel that night for us. I would not hesitate to recommend him, and his house(s) in Portland to any family considering sober living for their loved ones.. In a world that is incomprehensible- insane and filled with scams- Tommy is one incredible resource and an honest, sincere caring person running a tight , yet caring, ship. We would not be here today without him!
son, now 5 years sober, says: I would happily spend the rest of
my life trying to resemble the humanity you showed me, and what you
did for us, that day and so many others. You are such an amazing human
with one of the biggest hearts I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
It is beyond a privilege and a total honor to call you a friend,
Thank you Tommy!"
-- Peg P
I doubt that I would have such a wonderful life that I have today
"When Tommy asked me to provide a recommendation for Myrtle St. Sober Living I was honored. I arrived at Myrtle St. in 2015 a broken man. My substance abuse had gotten so bad that prior to treatment, I was making six figures and living in my car because every cent I had went to drugs and alcohol. I had been in and out of treatment and AA for nearly a decade.
Most treatment facilities had written me off as a lost cause. I was considered a high-risk client because I was teetering on the edge of death due to substance abuse. Tommy took a chance on me and provided me an opportunity to recover at Myrtle St. and because of that chance he took Im happy to say that Ive had almost two years of continuous recovery since the day I moved in. I ended up living at Myrtle St. for 10 months and during my residency I ended up becoming a manager. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking to recover from substance abuse.
Myrtle St. provides men a structured environment to focus on rebuilding their lives. Its focused on 12 step recovery and a strong work ethic. You are surrounded by men that want to be there. While a resident of Myrtle St. you will work the 12 steps and a job. The biggest difference between Myrtle St. and other sober living houses is its owner Tommy. Tommy genuinely cares about his residents and breaks his back daily to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Tommy is a great man and does wonderful things for the recovery community and his residents. He sets an example and provides the necessary leadership for people new to recovery to recover. I have a great respect for Tommy and am proud to call him a dear friend. I continue to be involved in Myrtle St. as a sponsor and as alumni Im still very much involved in the house even though I havent lived there in a year. If it werent for Tommy and Myrtle St.
I doubt that I would have such a wonderful life that I have today."
-- Danny M