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ADMISSION is a simple and confidential call   203-339-1191

Why Right Path Sober Living?

We're suitable for those who are ready to gain the depth of recovery that is beyond the intellectual. Surrounded by a community of like-minded women, we believe recovery is fully living and loving your life. Our hope is that your life becomes full of laughter, compassion, meaning, responsibilities, challenges and you are able to begin living a fully present life. 

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House Services

  • 12-Step workshops 

  • Recovery Coaching

  • Yoga/Gym Studio Membership

  • Case Management

  • Employment support 

  • Education support

  • Sober Escort and Transportation (available at cost)

  • Coordinated Recreation (available at cost)

  • Equine and Art Experiences (included)

  • All professional clinical services are delivered in the community

What to Bring

Please bring: clothes for one week, including both work and workout clothes, and laundry basket/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.) No need to bring linens but you may. According to the individual situation, you may bring electronics - including laptops (house laptop available for zoom and job hunting only) All personal hygiene items should be alcohol free. No candles or aerosols permitted.  

Art & Crafts

Arts and crafts are offered in-house. During COVID, our art therapist is working long-distance. We continue with many of the projects she created just for the 12-steps. In addition there are ceramics. 

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Intake

We can complete an intake over the phone. Before you arrive, we would like to hear from you about what you hope to gain from sober living, let you know what to bring, give you an over view of what to expect in an average week and let you know our simple guidelines for harmony. We set up your clinical plan prior to your arrival.

How Equine Works

We travel to the horse farm on Saturdays to groom and bond with the horses. We don't ride, we do what is know as "ground" work. You'll learn what the horse thinks about our visits. The horse is unencumbered by ego. He doesn't play games or power trips. He just wants to know if he can trust you.  

Lessons and trail riding are also available at cost.

How Peer-Driven Recreation Works

Every week one house member chooses our recreational activity. Some will carry an additional cost with them. Not everyone will be able to attend due to work constraints. There is so much to do in our area. We're a vacation spot and in the middle of a natural treasure. There's too much to list and our house members often come up with new ones. Please read about RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Who We Serve

We serve graduates of 30, 60 or 90 day programs. They enter our program able to live independently and harmoniously in a community sober living. We welcome those with a history of treatment and/or a history of trauma. We accept residents taking Vivitrol, Naltrexone and Sublocade.

Bikes

Bikes are available, free of charge. Please supply your own helmet. You can get to anywhere you need to go like the grocery, Clinton Crossing or the beach. We also can give bike riders a lift to trails. 

How Share Dinners Work

Every evening we gather for a family-like dinner that one of us prepares with love and care. We ask that dishes be from whole fresh food, not pre-packaged or store-prepared. We ask that main dishes not be pasta based as this simply mimics our addiction in our brain. If you have dietary restrictions, we try to handle them like a family would and make accommodations. We take turns cooking every night so that over all, it actually reduces your food budget. Please also note that residents who have work or therapy may miss dinner but we'll save you a plate to heat up later.. 

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Life's a Journey,

Find Your Right Path

More than our name, Right Path is our inspiration. We believe that everyone needs to find and follow their own right path. And if you ever wonder whether you're on your right path, you'll find that you are making small but mighty choices that positively impact your life. After rehab or extended care, we offer you a chance to place one foot in front of the other, find your balance and health in recovery as you meet your life. We support you to take the chance to continue to grow so you can do just that - make your own right path! We're suitable for those who are ready to practice their recovery beyond the intellectual, so if you're coming to stay with us, get ready. We support you as you create a new life style before the old one tries to come back. You'll put your recovery into action by living, working, having fun and staying sober within a safe sober network. We know it doesn't happen overnight.  

 

A Note To Families

Addiction affects the family. The family has been lied to and stolen from, if not real money or valuable things that were pawned, than it was trust that was abused and time that was wasted. A new language based on crisis rather than integrity sprung up and unspoken rules become more and more normal. For clearing away the past, we require that families obtain therapy as families so they may heal and be prepared for recovery.

 
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Note To Our

Referring Professionals

Thank you for considering Right Path House as a resource for your client entering the continuing care phase. We deeply appreciate your work and will work hard to earn your trust aswe become a valuable resource for sober living. 

Who we accept

We accept women who have completed a 30, 60, 90 or 120 day program and are ready to take action. They may have occasion doubts about their addiction and whether they want to pursue recovery. Multiple history of treatment is our specialty. They must be open to a 12-step program of some kind. They must be willing to continue therapy. 

How we admit women

We schedule a brief interview about their goals and needs and answer their questions about us. We ask for a list of medications and secondary diagnosis. We accept most co-occurring women. If accepted, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of $250 and schedule the arrival date, upcoming intakes or first appointments with our clinical partners.

Our follow-up to you

We know that we love to hear how our clients are doing post-sober living, so of course, we want to keep you informed of their progress.

What makes us different

Kate and I are here to work with you every step of the way. Here's a list of what we do differently when comparing us to other sober living houses.

  1. We insist that clients participate in therapy throughout their stay with us. We have a dedicated computer and space for telehealth. 

  2. We provide initial case management, but strive to teach them self-care.

  3. We believe that work builds self-esteem. We allow for part-time work while completing an IOP (if you haven't already.)  Work is abundant is our area. 

  4. Our gentle structure is conducive to creating community. The structure of the house's program lends itself to an almost immediate sense of purpose and belonging.

  5. We, as recovery coaches, are careful as leaders of our community to consciously emulate sober behaviors.

  6. Sober escort from the airport or to the weekly grocery store is available.

  7. If your client is without a car, our area begs for biking. We have bikes available. There are Ubers from our door and public transportation one mile away. 

  8. We have a dog and cat, but do not allow outside animals except for day visits to the house.

  9. In-house we offer 14 hours per week of 12 step workshops and /or meetings and require another 5 hours of "outside" community 12-step meetings. ZOOM meetings are acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

  10. We require that families obtain a family therapist before the client transitions into their home and that a healthy family milieu is established prior to the move back. 

  11. We include a gym or yoga studio membership.

  12. We have weekly "report card" review with prizes (list of 27 behaviors that outlines the discipline needed for a recovery routine).

  13. We understand the slight fragility in your client's smile when they step out of the car to say hello for the first time. We want you to know right now that we are dedicated and excited to support them. We  understand how to allow dignity. We understand the quality of their recovery is ultimately their decision. Some days, they just need to be loved.

I am an owner-operator, so when you call, you'll get me, Lisa Ferguson. Please call my cell 203-339-1191 or my office 860-552-4847 with any admission questions. 

 
 

A note from the founder, Lisa Ferguson

"Can you learn to trust enough to let yourself be known by a reliable and honest coach,  sponsor and therapist? We're suitable for those who are ready to gain the depth of recovery beyond rehab and beyond the intellectual-our hope is that you have an awakening of some kind and pursue your dreams. We believe recovery is fully living it as your best self.  But to do that it takes focus and time. We hope that we open your mind and find that you can learn what you need to know to become competent and confident to follow your dreams..."

 

My story starts from being an abused child, with eleven broken bones, parents arrested and literally no where to turn to putting myself through college and finally finding the love of my life and raising three children. Only sustained recovery and changing the way I thought about life could help me to do that!
           Lisa

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