Father Mychal Judge Recovery and Counseling Center

A substance abuse counseling and retreat ministry for individuals and families as they journey toward recovery from addiction.

What do we do?

The Center offers individual or group substance abuse counseling, and also pastoral support and assistance for individuals seeking to complete Fifth Step work. There are also recovery retreats for 12 Step groups covering various topics including recovery spirituality, mindful meditation, and relapse.  We have additional services for people not in recovery: psychotherapy for people experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, family crisis, and other mental health and emotional issues. We offer therapy through couples counseling, family counseling, and individual counseling.

Support Groups

Is someone you love struggling with alcohol and/or other drugs?

Is it affecting how you live and feel? WE CAN HELP! Contact us at the Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center and ask for Anthony. The Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center is a substance abuse counseling and retreat program at St. Anthony Shrine.

The center offers to counsel for individuals and families seeking recovery from various addictions. The staff is available to provide treatment referrals and consultations to those in need of intervention. Additionally, the Center will offer life skills and relapse prevention workshops.

External contacts for AA:

AA Central Service Committee of Eastern Mass https://aaboston.org/
– Call for information and phone support 617-426-9444
Mon-Fri 9-9; Sat/Sun/Hol. 12-9
– Up-to-date list of Eastern Mass meetings that are still open  https://aaboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Covid-01.pdfResources available on AA.org
Alcoholics Anonymous
This is the Fourth Edition of the Big Book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous.
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymousTwelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tells how members recover and how the society functions

Daily Reflection Podcasts https://aa.org/pages/en_US/daily-reflection 

Sober Cast  – http://sobercast.com/
An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous podcast featuring AA speaker meetings. This is not a discussion podcast, simply speaker meetings and workshops in a podcast format. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous in any way.

Sober Speak – Alcoholics Anonymous www.soberspeak.com
Find us as www.soberspeak.com. This podcast shares experience strength and hope centered around the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are not affiliated with AA in any way.Recovery Phone Apps:
Twenty-Four Hours a Day – Hazeldon – A 365 Daily Reflection Book
AA Speakers To Go App – 400 speaker tapes from the 1930s to present.
Sober Grid App – a sober social networking app that allows you to connect with a global sober community

Addiction Support Group Steps 1-2-3

Are you struggling with alcohol, drugs or other addictions? St. Anthony Shrine wants to help! Through the Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center, a substance abuse counseling and retreat ministry, group counseling are offered free of charge for individuals seeking recovery from addiction.
Our Addiction Support Groups are led by trained facilitators who’ve been there. Our groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, encouraging empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.
The next weekly Addiction Support Group will focus on AA’s first three steps of recovery. Interested in learning more?

AA Meeting Schedule at St. Anthony Shrine

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 8:30am

Tuesdays 12pm – 1pm: AA Open Discussion Meeting

Thursdays 5:45pm – 6:45pm: AA Big Book Meeting

All 12-step meetings are held in the auditorium (lower) level of the shrine unless otherwise noted. There are stairs and an elevator to the auditorium level, both to the left as you enter the shrine from Arch Street.


Anthony Andreottola, LMHC, is the director of the Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center. To make an appointment or contact the center please email: [email protected] or call 617-542-6440 ext. 183 Anthony Andreottola.