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Westport House Feautured In Greenwich Magazine – “Heroin: An Epidemic Too Close to Home”

In Announcements by Admin

In the May 2016 issue of Greenwich Magazine, Westport House, along with our Director of Business Development and a current resident, were profiled in their feature article: “Heroin: An Epidemic Too Close to Home”. This lengthy  article depicts the struggle and ultimate success of current Westport House resident, Adam* while interweaving the history of the opiate epidemic in the United …

The Westport House Career Development Program

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Helping Young Men in Early Recovery Navigate the Challenges of Reintegrating Back Into the Workforce. For our young male demographic, developing a sense of attachment to their own unique process of recovery is a vital step towards them fully acclimating and embracing their new sober lifestyle.  When individuals arrive at Westport House, they sometimes lack the confidence and motivation for …

Next Family Program Workshop: Sunday June 26, 2016 10am – 12noon

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Westport House is pleased to announce that our next family workshop will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 10:00am at our outpatient care & training center. This workshop will examine addiction as a disease and the role of the family in supporting their loved one’s recovery. The workshop is hosted by our Director of Family Services, Greg Koufacos. Greg …

Industry Veteran Joins Westport House

In Announcements by westporthouse

Connecticut’s Westport House Sober Living Program Expands its Leadership Team With Industry Veteran Westport House, Connecticut’s premier transitional sober living program for men, is proud to announce that Robert Deffendall has joined our team as Director of Residential Services. Deffendall joins Westport House after five years in various executive and direct care positions at Turnbridge – a provider of long-term …

Westport House Expands Health and Recreation Program

In Announcements by westporthouse

Health and well being are critical ingredients for living a productive life, especially for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Accordingly, health and well being are important components of Westport House’s transitional sober living program, designed specifically for the young men living in our three Phase I & II facilities in Westport, CT. “We are especially proud of our …

Introducing Our Newest Phase II Home

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Westport House is pleased to announce the opening of our second Phase II residence furthering our mission to provide effective transitional sober living environments for young men. Located two doors down from our main facility, 1 Fragrant Pines will accommodate residents who have successfully met the goals and objectives of Phase I.  Phase II is the final step before returning to self-sufficiency and a new …

Tips for Sober Living

In Lifestyle by westporthouse

Whether you are living at home, in a sober living house, or in a halfway house, it is imperative that you participate in an addiction aftercare plan to aid in your recovery from addiction. Your aftercare plan can be individualized to meet your unique needs, but nearly all aftercare plans include the following: Attend a 12-step program at least three …

What’s Next? Sober Living Environments

In Lifestyle by westporthouse

You have admitted to yourself and to others that you have developed an addiction to alcohol or drugs and have recently completed a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program. But the journey to a drug- and alcohol-free life does not end here. Most recovering addicts, regardless of the type of drug addiction they are recovering from, are not prepared to …

Halfway House or Sober Living House: What’s the Difference?

In Lifestyle by westporthouse

Sober living houses are sometimes referred to as halfway houses, which can lead to some confusion. A halfway house is generally provided for those released from jail or prison and serves as a reintegration tool. Many halfway houses treat substance abuse, although this may not be their primary focus. Some are reserved solely for those with severe mental disorders. Halfway …

Sober Living Homes: Nine Things You Should Know

In Lifestyle by westporthouse

Sober living homes like Westport House provide a safe haven for those who wish to re-enter mainstream society after a struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. 1. Sober living homes are not homeless shelters. Many people incorrectly associate sober living homes with homelessness or refer to them as “flophouses.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These homes offer the …