Drugs for Sex –
May 21, 2018 – Attorney David Perry’s addiction has been marked in various courtrooms for more than a decade. Although he became a symbol of addiction recovery success, charges for which he’ll appear in court Monday shatter that. Among other things, the 34-count indictment from the state attorney general accuses Perry — the owner of the sober house Recovery Education Services (RES) in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood — of offering drugs and legal representation to residents of his house in exchange for sex. Several people in Boston’s recovery community say they aren’t surprised by the charges. They say Perry’s case points to the need for stronger regulations on sober homes, especially those that do not take the step of becoming voluntarily certified, which is the only oversight mechanism in Massachusetts. They also say the state needs to ensure that addiction treatment centers are not sending patients to uncertified sober homes for aftercare.
Some Clients ‘Afraid To Complain’ About Conditions
Timothy Ostman, 34, says he lived at Perry’s sober house in 2016. He — and some other RES clients who didn’t want to be named in this story — agree with much of what is outlined in the indictment.