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


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 is combined with clinical support from the community. With our added coaching support and the support of other residents, residents create the opportunities to practice a balance of work, recovery and life. The result is inspired, transformational recovery. 

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What we are

We're a bit of a rarity among sober living houses because we've carefully 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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Sober House Bedroom
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How it works

Our live-in recovery coach (with decades of experience) helps women move toward creating a balanced and productive recovery life.

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Why it works

A good sober living offers ways to practice a new lifestyle that offers both a sense of purpose and light hearted recreation. We don't wait around, we put our recovery into action because, "actions speak louder then words".

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Why sober living?

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. Choosing to come here, you are making a life-affirming stake in your recovery.

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Why our house is different


We think of every way possible to make the residents feel welcome and at home Meet our four legged assistants.

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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."

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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!


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.  

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Horses and Smashbooks

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.