Friends at the Beach

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203-339-1191

Thank you for thinking of us. We look forward to working with you and earning your trust.

Thank you for considering Right Path House as a resource for your client or loved one entering the continuing care phase. We deeply appreciate your work and will work hard to earn your trust as we become a valuable resource in 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. Some have multiple history of treatment and are open to 12-step programs. They are willing to continue therapy and after finishing their IOP, are willing to work or go to school full/part-time. We accept women in not ready to launch as well as seasoned professional women. We find the experience and confidence of women should always be shared because it's inspirational on both sides of the action.

Our follow-up to you

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

Intake

We can complete an intake over the phone at 203-339-1191 and start setting up their clinical plan prior to their arrival. We connect clients to professional services with whom we have excellent working relationships and follow the recommendations of their rehab's continuing care team. Before your client or loved one arrives, we would like to hear from them about what they hope to gain from sober living, let them know what to bring, give them an over view of an average week and our simple guidelines for harmony.

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Why Right Path Sober Living?

We're suitable for those who are ready to gain the depth of recovery that is beyond the intellectual no matter their age or their accomplishments in life. Surrounded by a community of like-minded women, we believe recovery is fully living and loving your life. Our hope is that your client's life becomes full of laughter, compassion, meaning, responsibilities, challenges and that they are able to begin living a fully present life. 

what makes us different

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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 or nearby highly qualified therapists/IOP/trauma specialists/neurofeedback. 

  2. We provide strong initial case management, but strive to teach self-care with weekly check-ins.

  3. We believe that work builds self-esteem. Work is abundant is our area. 

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

  5. We're available by phone for consult.

  6. We love equine ground work. It teaches more than horsemanship.

  7. We, as recovery coaches, are careful as leaders of our community to consciously emulate sober behaviors. We demonstrate patience by understanding ambivalence in the client.

  8. Ride packages are available. Sober escort from the airport or to the weekly grocery store is available.

  9. 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. 

  10. We have a dog and cat and only allow your pets for day visits.

  11. In-house we offer 8-10 hours per week of 12 step/refuge workshops and two house meetings. We require another 5 hours of "outside" community 12-step meetings. ZOOM meetings are acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

  12. We coach families and guide them to obtain a family therapist before the client transitions into their home. We describe a healthy family milieu and help establish it prior to the move back. 

  13. We include a gym or yoga studio membership.

  14. We have weekly "report card" review for a recovery routine. 

  15. 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 hold clients with PTSD accountable with gentleness. We understand the quality of their recovery is ultimately their decision. And we never forget that most days, they just need to have a friend to listen to them.

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

After decades of witnessing the failure and even death of way too many relatives and sponsees, I began researching what the magic potion could be for remaining sober despite life's ups and downs. Part of the problem was trauma. So many women had trauma that had never been treated. When I finally convinced the one or two sponsees to seek treatment for their trauma and addiction, they stayed sober more often than not. If they returned to their addiction, it was because they were not supported at home. Not supported is not the descriptor I need to describe what had happened; they were taunted and abused and didn't know how to break free.

 

My research did not lead me to a magic potion; each of us must choose to face our demons. It lead me to SAMSHA's research that said there has to be four parts of living that support and sustain recovery.

  1. HOME - needs to be sane, predictable and supportive of the sober lifestyle. 

  2. WELLNESS - mind, body and soul

  3. SENSE OF PURPOSE- through work or volunteering. Helping others. Raising children.

  4. COMMUNITY- build the network you will really need.

From that research, my program evolved. Once she walks through my door, I won't leave a woman behind. If  I'm not the one to help her, I'll help her get to where she can be helped. I set the example everyday. I do what they are asked to do, I listen more than I speak and I get the family involved in a healthy way. Please see my note to families.

My upbringing was severe and it ended at age 14 after my father died and my mother ran away. I had to open up and share my hope with others if I was to continue ahead to my dream life. Addiction and recovery were natural processes for me given my circumstances. Helping others is ingrained in all of us. I think we forget that people are what make the world go 'round. The best and most interesting part of my life is sharing moments with others. Maybe I am a learner at heart and have curiosity about the human psyche and addiction, maybe I just like opening people's eyes to their possibilities.

Lisa Ferguson