Waterside Women
Sober Living for Women, by Women. Recovery, Meet Life!

RIGHT PATH HOUSE

We are a different sober living

Our mission is to provide exceptional sober living for each and every woman we meet.

Right Path takes pride in supporting newly recovered women who want to live free from addiction in a comfortable home in a quiet, residential neighborhood. We specialize in post-treatment sober living that offers the opportunity to find the balance of work, recovery and life into a sober, life-affirming force. We combine a gently structured sober living with the turnaround that the 12-steps offers and a close working relationship with clinical programs. The result is inspired, transformational recovery. 

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Our Mission

Right Path takes pride in supporting women who want to live free from addiction. Our live-in recovery coach (with decades of experience) helps women move forward with reassurance toward creating a balanced and productive recovery life.

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 Our Promise

We're a bit of a rarity among sober living houses because we've designed our house around the four SAMSHA - researched pillars of recovery : Community, Purpose, Safety and Wellness. There's real transformation with that kind of commitment to our clients. 

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Our Residents

Living sober exposes the challenge between the "book learning" you're absorbing in rehab and the wisdom to be gained in actually living sober. It's not a sign of weakness to use the services and the fellowship of a supportive sober living home; it's a sign of healthy respect for the disease of addiction. You are ready to make a life-affirming stake in your recovery.

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Our Lifestyle

A good sober living offers a new lifestyle. Using the 12-steps for transforming your life, we have a safe, gently structured and loving home with a live-in peer-to-peer recovery coach. Coaches are becoming more and more popular because they are effective. Our coaches model the critical dedication, self-assessment, compassion and patience necessary to maintain longer term recovery. From all the research, our sober living offers the four pillars of recovery: (1) community - shared dinners, daily workshops and fun activities (2) wellness - yoga studio membership, healthy meals, spiritual practice, and participating in therapy (3) sense of purpose in work, volunteering or attending school and (4) safety practices that allow us to be a zero tolerance home that is able to return the resident to the proper level of care whenever needed.

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"To a truly amazing recovery coach. You allowed me to see inside myself. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to the best version of myself."

Our admission process is simple. Call and tell us about yourself. We're here to listen. 

We have a simple criteria for acceptance into our house: any woman who desires sobriety and is willing to do the work necessary to achieve it. Please remember that we are a sober living and not a detox or a rehab, so we require everyone to complete detox and rehab prior to coming to our house. We're not for everyone. We enjoy recovery and consciously work to achieve it.  

Why the coast of Connecticut?

OUR AREA is rich in natural beauty that heals the soul yet is close enough to the culture of New Haven or Old Lyme musuems or Madison and Old Saybrook shops and waterfront restaurants. It's no wonder that there is every kind of amenity from free yoga classes on the beach to being wrapped up in blanket for a guided meditation and singing bowls. There are open mic nights in a coffee shop or several choirs to join. Kayaking on the rivers, biking the woodland trails or packing up for a day of skiing, are all close by. There's ample work in this area and three nearby comunity colleges. From writing for public radio to waitressing to more professional positions, you'll find work. If you are without an auto, it's an area that begs for biking (we have bikes available) and walking. There are Ubers and public transportation also available. You may bring your car and electronics.

We are surrounded by AA and NA 12-step meetings we are also 20 minutes to SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery, and Bhuddist Recovery.

What to Expect

We are a trauma-informed sober loving home that's 12-step based.

1) Morning/evening meeting and meditation

2) Participate in outpatient therapy or intensive outpatient programs

3) Independent/use our guidance to obtain work/volunteer position

4) Choose your 12-step sponsor/complete steps 1-5 in our workshop 

5) Share dinner every evening and prepare dinner when it's your turn

6) Be randomly drug and alcohol screened

7) Take a turn as Peer-Leader for fun activities and try our experiential offerings. 

8) Obtain employment

9) Stay sober!

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What to Bring?

Please bring: clothes for one week, including both work and workout clothes, and laundry detergent. Sports equipment. Your resume. A week's worth of breakfast and lunch groceries and dinner for 8 for the one night that you'll cook (otherwise, your dinner is provided.) The kitchen is supplied with spices, oils, vinegars, and all cleaning and paper products. State-of-the-art kitchen that has earned rave reviews from chefs that have stayed with us. No need to bring linens but you may. You may bring electronics including laptops (house laptop available.) All personal hygiene items should be alcohol free. No candles or aerosoles.  

Experiential and other Equine Therapy

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What do horses and smashbooks have to do with each other? They are different modalities that we employ as experiential activities. What do experientials offer? The opportunity to be vulnerable, to get in touch with feelings that may be hiding. We start with a trauma informed mindset and gently foster responsibility and honesty.

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After rehab, in-home care, and/or extended care, we think sober living is the next logical step toward recovery life. From SAMHSA research, we offer the four pillars of recovery: (1) community, (some life skill support,) (2) mental and physical wellness; including membership at the gym and yoga studio, an emphasis on whole food in shared evening meals, and professional therapy delivered from the surrounding community, (3) finding purpose in work or school and (4) re-integrating into a re-structured family dynamic or a new home. We welcome those with or without a history of treatment and understand that a whole - person - healing is needed to allow sustainable recovery to begin.