Located in Marin County, A New Path offers sober environments for men in San Rafael, California. Two sober living homes are part of the ANP California network, located in safe neighborhoods with a bounty of enriching activities and recovery resources. With a systematic structured approach to help clients attain and maintain recovery goals, ANP guides men down their individual paths to a meaningful recovery.
Accommodations and Amenities
ANP offers two different homes for men to bridge the gap between intensive treatment and returning home. The Baypoint House and Q House each have their own distinct charm and style: the Baypoint home has vaulted ceilings with natural light pouring into the living room. Q House has skylights and a living room with recessed lighting. Connected to the living room and kitchen is a home office space with a computer available for residents.
The homes have five fully furnished single-occupancy bedrooms, one of which is reserved for an on-site manager. Bedrooms have large windows with views of the bay. All bed linens are provided and all bedrooms have plenty of closet space for storing belongings. Each house accommodates just four men at a time, maximizing the independent living experience. Most bathrooms are shared between two residents, with showers, granite counter-tops and ample storage space.
All homes have living rooms with a fireplace, large comfortable suede sofas and a flat screen TV with cable. ANP staff members help teach residents about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals for themselves, and the modern kitchen allows residents to prepare and cook meals at their leisure. Each home offers backyard areas for year-round for barbecues with outdoor seating. Just outside of the Baypoint home is a backyard view with green pastures as far as the eye can see. Q House is surrounded by evergreen trees and Northern California backdrops.
As part of the “Inspired Living Program,” each resident receives an iPad upon their arrival for tracking their progress, treatment goals, finances and schedule. Working with a case manager that is privy to each individual’s recovery and life goals, residents learn how to design their own balanced life without the use of drugs and alcohol. Learning time management, financial planning, self-care, nutrition and scheduling is a benefit of living at ANP.
Rules and Regulations
All potential residents go through an intensive interview process to ensure ANP is the best fit. The homes only accept residents who demonstrate a willingness to work diligently towards their recovery and participate in life. Residents work one-on-one with case managers and sober coaches to guide them toward independent living.
The “Inspired Living Program” spans six months and helps residents make the transition from their 90-day stay at ANP into their own traditional living space with continued support from the staff.
To ensure a resident is continuing their recovery while at ANP, random drug testing and breathalyzer tests are required. If an individual relapses during their stay, they will be evicted and referred to more intensive treatment options in the surrounding area.
A large part of ANP is 12-step program involvement. A minimum of three meetings per week is required in addition to taking a commitment at a meeting, getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps.
Depending on a resident’s program goals, they must also attend at least one in-house life-skills workshop such as nutrition and cooking, a DBT group with 12-step education, a mindfulness and meditation workshop, an Adventures in Sobriety workshop and a leadership program where they are able to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs to learn leadership skills.
All residents are required to seek employment or volunteer hours and maintain their commitments for the entirety of their stay.
ANP also assists with resume building and job hunting skills. Clients are expected to help maintain and clean their house with a rotating set of chores given every week. During the week, curfew for residents is at midnight and at 2 am on weekends. All clients are encouraged to enroll in the aftercare program where ANP staff help to establish a healthy living environment. For 90 days at $7,900 a month, case managers and sober coaches check in on alumni at their homes, attend groups, workshops and ensure a smooth transition from sober living to independence.
Known as one of the birth places of mountain biking, clients at ANP in Marin County benefit from the surrounding natural landscape for activities contributing to their overall health and joy in sobriety. Golfing, hiking, paddle boarding and outings to local beaches are all easily accessible. Residents also have access to restaurants featuring farm-fresh local ingredients and international cuisine.
With structure and a living program designed to support each individual’s recovery, ANP clients benefit from learning essential life skills to continue their post-treatment recovery with access to the natural beauty of Marin County and the culture of nearby San Francisco. ANP is a good choice for men looking for high-end gender-specific 12-step support, but is a bit pricey for the budget-conscious.
A New Path
863 East Francisco Blvd, Unit A
San Rafael, CA 94901
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