Founded in 2004 in Enfield, Connecticut, Enfield Recovery House provides sober living for men in recovery. Founded by Paul Organek who has long-term sobriety, the idea for Enfield Recovery House occurred to Organek while he was at a two-day Native American Quest. With a mission to be of service to other recovering alcoholics and addicts, Enfield Recovery House caters to men aged 18 and older who are seeking to live independent lives with minimum supervision and who follow a 12-step protocol.
Accommodations and Amenities
Enfield Recovery House is a spacious traditional pillbox-style house in a residential neighborhood. The house has a 16-bed capacity but typically accommodates 13 men comfortably. Residents are paired in double-occupancy rooms furnished with twin beds. Rooms are comfortable and homey with storage available for personal items.
Common areas include a living room with antique furniture and a fully equipped kitchen with three refrigerators, ample pantry space and a family-style dining room table and chairs. Clients are responsible for their own groceries and meal preparation. Amenities include laundry facilities, WiFi, a landline and Cable TV. A house manager with long-term sobriety lives on the premises and oversees operations. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only. Ample street parking is available and all cars must be fully insured and registered.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients must fill out an application and if accepted, an in-person or phone interview is scheduled. Prior to admission, clients must have completed detox and not have any serious co-occurring disorders or other issues. A three-month minimum stay is required. Life at Enfield House is rooted in the 12-steps and clients must attend a minimum of five weekly AA/NA meetings.
Unemployed residents must acquire a first-shift job within two weeks of arrival. Management must approve second and third shift jobs. Other requirements include attendance of a weekly relapse prevention group on Tuesday nights at 7 pm and a weekly house meeting on Thursdays at 7 pm. During the first 30 days, curfew is 11 pm seven days a week. After that time, the curfew is 11 pm Monday through Thursday and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Performance of household chores is required and rooms are subject to random inspections. There is a zero-tolerance policy for substance use to ensure the safety of the entire household and relapsed residents are immediately evicted from the premises. Additionally, clients who observe suspicious behavior must tell staff or they are subject to discharge.
Enfield Recovery House is a solid sober living program with a strong focus on the well being of clients. In the spirit of helping other alcoholics and addicts sustain long-term recovery, residents develop a sense of responsibility by following strict requirements of 12-step meeting attendance and create community with weekly fellowship. For clients looking to work on their steps while living in a comfortable home in a quiet neighborhood, Enfield Recovery House is likely a good fit.
Enfield Recovery House LLC
36 Pleasant St
Enfield, CT 06082
Enfield Recovery House Cost: $540 (30 days). Reach Enfield Recovery House by phone at (860) 741-6595 or by email at [email protected].
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