We are an innovative, tech-savvy company offering residential aftercare services to men in addiction recovery. We bridge the gap between inpatient treatment and independent living by offering a full range of recovery support services. Our culture is high-energy and centered on personal responsibility. Our purpose is to inspire, support and empower our clients to live the life of their dreams. Our support includes residential living, individualized coaching, leadership training, life skills training, group meetings (DBT, mindfulness, and leadership), real world support, and much more.
ABOUT A NEW PATH – CARBONDALE
With one location in San Rafael, Calif., and another in the picturesque town of Carbondale, Colo., A New Path offers comprehensive sober living for men. Services are aimed at young men in early recovery, and the services are meant to pick up where residential treatment leaves off. It offers afor those who have already been through detox and short-term rehab, and require support as they transition into independent, sober life.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center’s three- to six-month INSPIRED Living Program requires each resident to actively work the 12-Steps, attending meetings and working with a sponsor. Clients attend at least two hours a week of individual therapy, which may address, and nine hours weekly of group therapy, which may consist of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. At the beginning of treatment, all clients identify their own short- and long-term goals in a variety of areas, including relapse prevention, relationships, school/employment, health, and spirituality. These goals are then used to create an individual recovery plan.
Since A New Path isn’t a typical residential program, the focus is less on therapy and more on developing healthy living habits. Each resident has daily work, school, and/or volunteer commitments, and also receives training in time, financial, and household management as well as leadership and career development.
The Carbondale team includes a master’s level, licensed professional counselor who is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other staff include a master’s level counselor and an adventure coordinator, plus client liaisons and case managers. Several staff members have personal experience with addiction and recovery. The staff to client ratio is 1:3.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility accepts around 15 residents at a time, and only four people reside in each of the center’s four sober living homes at a time. The homes, which are in residential areas of Carbondale, are designed to simulate independent living, and each has a large kitchen and comfortably furnished communal areas. Clients sleep in private bedrooms and enjoy house meals and group activities.
A New Path in Carbondale, Colo., is surrounded by beautiful mountains and hiking trails, and there are ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits including fly-fishing, mountain biking, and more.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s affiliated friends, family members, or staff, but a single alum submitted five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals. They wrote: “One of the best transitional programs around.”
Reviews submitted to secondary review sites are just as enthusiastically positive. A New Path’s Facebook page, which the facility can edit, has a 4.8-star rating based on a five-point scale and feedback provided by 21 reviewers. Chris praised the “great people” and the “amazing program,” and Rob wrote: “The most genuine group of people I've ever been under the care of.” Additionally, Ryan added: “They taught me that I can be sober and still do all the things I wanted to do in life, whether it be going out to music festivals or hanging out going to the mountain with friends.”
Jordan, the sole Google reviewer at the time of this writing, provided a glowing recommendation in his perfect, five-star review. He thanked the center for helping him address family issues and his lack of adequate life skills. “They guided all my decisions in early recovery from what job to take, to managing my money and my personal relationships,” he wrote. “They even dealt with my parents, which was a toxic relationship at the time.”
Costs per month for treatment start at $8,600 but may increase depending on which services are utilized. Out-of-network insurance is accepted for IOP services.
Updated March 2017