Shoreline Recovery recognizes that addiction and recovery can be stressful for both potential residents and families. Therefore, we are committed to providing personal support from your first inquiry leading into admission in order to make the process as efficient as possible.
It is preferred that potential residents have had previous inpatient treatment, as our recovery house is not meant to be a substitute for that level of comprehensive care. Shoreline Recovery is designed for individuals with a recovery foundation and who are ready to integrate and function one day at a time in recovery, employment, volunteer and/or academic settings.
Recovery House In-Take Process
1. Potential Residents and/or Referent should call Shoreline Recovery office at (203) 903-5523. Office hours are 12 pm to 9 pm 7 days a week.
2. After speaking with the office, the potential resident will schedule a phone interview and complete and return their application. Applications may be faxed to (203) 538-1009.
3. The phone interview generally takes between 10 to 20 minutes to complete and your application will be reviewed. The potential resident will be given time to ask questions about life at Shoreline.
Questions a potential resident might be asked:
- Why do want to live in a Recovery Residence?
- Are you willing to go to 90 meetings in 90 days?
- Are you willing to get a 12 Step sponsor?
- What do you feel that you can contribute to the Shoreline Recovery community?
4. Following the phone interview, the manager or owner will contact the applicant and inform him of whether or not he has been accepted. Acceptance is based on the candidate’s assessed ability to be responsible for herself, her recovery and respect of others.
Moving in to our Recovery Home
Once accepted into the Shoreline Recovery community, a move-in date will be scheduled with Shoreline staff. Family members and supports are welcome to join the new resident at his or her move-in appointment.
Items to Bring
- Bed and Bath Linens (twin bed)
- Initial Groceries
- Initial Payment (if not paid prior to admission)
- Insurance Cards
- Prescription for Vivitrol Shots, if IV opiate user
- Aftercare Plans from Referents, if applicable
- Cell Phones are allowed and encouraged as a means of communication and accountability
- Cars are allowed, but are cleared on an individual basis during the in-take process
- Items to personalize your space – photographs, books, pictures, etc.
Shoreline Recovery does not provide clinical services. However, we partner with the appropriate agencies for support services, counseling, job training and placement. We encourage residents to complete outpatient chemical dependency programs when appropriate and to utilize other community resources to enhance the recovery process. Residents have access to the house manager 24/7.
A site visit can be arranged for both the potential resident and families.