Founded five years ago, Clean Path Recovery operates seven sober living homes in Orange County, California. Distributed throughout Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, both men and women are accommodated in gender-specific homes with plans to open additional facilities this year. Clean Path also provides an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial-Hospitalization Program (PHP) in its Costa Mesa treatment facility.
Clean Path was founded by Lee Heiligman, who himself got sober at the age of 21 and has now been in recovery for nearly fifteen years. Heiligman believes Clean Path’s sober environments provide an ideal environment for recovery success due to their focus on fostering each client’s personal accountability. By employing on-site staff 24/7 who supervise residents and conduct both random and scheduled drug testing, the Clean Path network has clear expectations of residents, allowing them to meet responsibilities as they work on maintaining sobriety.
The average stay at Clean Path’s sober living facilities is six months, though some residents choose to stay for up to two years. Residents can also participate in treatment at the outpatient facility which offers both individual and group therapy as well as recovery coaching.
Accommodations and Amenities
All homes are located in quiet, well-kept residential neighborhoods and have upscale, modern décor. Facilities are either two-bedroom apartments or four-plexes, with fully equipped kitchens featuring stainless steel kitchen appliances, common areas with widescreen TVs and cable as well as WiFi throughout. Furniture is modern and comfortable and most clients share a room with one other individual, but single rooms are available for an additional fee.
Clients are assigned dedicated fridge and cabinet space for personal items and are responsible for purchasing and preparing his or her own meals. However, in the spirit of fellowship, many choose to work together and coordinate family meals several nights a week.
While there are no on-site swimming pools or exercise facilities, residents can purchase memberships to fitness centers within walking distance.
Rules and Regulations
For the first 30 days, residents must observe a 10:30 pm curfew. After this trial period, they must be signed in by 11 pm on weeknights and 12 am on weekends. Each home has rotating chores that clients perform each day with a communal deep-clean each Sunday. Residents are also required to observe “good neighbor” policies and not congregate outside the homes or disturb those living nearby.
Residents must attend at least five 12-step meetings each week and are responsible for arranging their own transportation. They are also required to be out of the house each day between 10 am and 2 pm living active lives at their place of employment, searching for work or attending school. Clean Path staff assists residents with updating resumés and improving interview skills.
After 30 days, residents can apply for overnight passes to travel. They can also have sober visitors in the common areas of the homes, with staff approval.
Most homes accommodate four to six clients along with a live-in manager and assistant manager. The managers help administer medication and conduct random and scheduled drug and alcohol screenings.
Residents who desire extra recovery support can enroll in therapy and coaching services at Clean Path’s outpatient treatment center for an added fee. Clean Path’s outpatient center also offers experimental treatments (including yoga, art therapy and equine therapy) and takes clients on recreational trips throughout Orange County.
Clean Path Recovery’s network of sober living facilities offer clients not only premier accommodations in beautiful Southern California, but also a structured and supervised experience as they transition to independent living. With mandatory 12-step participation, on-site managers and job-search support services, Clean Path encourages accountability and healthy habits, helping clients to develop life skills that can support their sobriety long after their time at Clean Path ends.
Clean Path Recovery
1650 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Clean Path Recovery Sober Living Cost: $1,200 per month in Costa Mesa locations; $800 per month in Santa Ana locations. Reach Clean Path Recovery by phone at (949) 734-7432 or by email at [email protected]. Find Clean Path Recovery on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+
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