Recovery home offers option for Shoreline women seeking sobriety


11:16:38 WE SHARE OUR HOPES, OUR DERAMS -W E CRY TOGETHER WE LAUGH TOGETHER 3 FOR A DOZEN CONNECTICUT WOMEN FIGHTING ADDICTION, THE ROAD TO RECOVERY STARTS HERE…THIS NEWLY-OPENED RECOVERY HOUSE IS A PLACE FOR SHORELINE WOMEN TO GET THE SKILLS AND SUPPORT THEY NEED TO BEAT THE HABIT, AND START A NEW LIFE.NEWS 8 ANCHOR SCOTT MCDONNELL HAS A CLOSER LOOK. 3 FROM THE OUTSIDE – NOTHING STANDS OUT WHEN DRIVING BY THIS OLD VICTORIAN HOME IN WEST HAVEN…BUT INSIDE – //CLIP 1 /// 11:13:50 WE SIGN OUT HERE FOR OUR AA OR NA MEETING AND THESE ARE OUR GOALS FOR OCTOBER”(WELCOME TO STEP UP INN)SOME SPECIAL THINGS ARE HAPPENING///CLIP 2 /// 11:15:21 I FELT VERY MUCH AT HOME AS SOON AS I CAME HERE THE STEP UP INN – HAS BEEN OPEN FOR LESS THAN A YEAR – CLIP 3 /// 11:21:11 I STARTED USING WHEN I WAS 12 AND I AM 58 – SO I HAVE 22 DAYS CLEAN HELPING WOMEN TRANSITION FROM A LIFE USING DRUGS AND ALCHOHOL CIP 7 /// 12:21:56 YOU KNOW GET COMFORTABLE IN MY SOBREITY – YOU KNOW IM STARTING TO LOOK FOR JOBS – GO BACK OUT TO THE REAL WOLD BECAUSE I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT BECAUSE OF THE NETOWRK I HAVE BUILT HERETO A LIFE FILLED WITH OPTIMISMCLIP 2 /// 11:16:38 WE SHARE OUR HOPES, OUR DERAMS -W E CRY TOGETHER WE LAUGH TOGETHERA MUCH NEEDED OPTION FOR WOMEN ALONG THE SHORELINE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION///SOT 5 /// 12:08:07 WOMEN ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL – SEVERAL ALL OVER THE STATE (SIGNS? INSOIRATION MESSAGES?) LINDA GHERLONE DECIDED TO OPEN THE 12 BEDROOM RECOVERY HOME AFTER A FREIND POINTED OUT THE NEED.LINDA GHERLONE – OWNER STEP UP INN////SOT 5 /// 12:07:18 UNFORTUNATLEY ANGELA NEVER DID GET TO SEE THE HOUSE BECAUSE SHE OVERDOSES ON HER 50TH BIRTHDYA – WE KNOW IT WOULD BE SOMETHING SHE WOULD BE PROUD OFIT PROVIDES STRUCTURE – ACOUNTABILITY – AND DIRECTION WITH GUIDANCE IN LIFE SKILLS CLASSESBRANDY APPLETON – STEP UP INN///SOT BRANDY // 11:47:44 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A GOOD RESUME, HOW TO DRESS FOR AN INTERVIEW, A LIKE CHANGING DECISION SEEK RECOVERYCLIP 7 /// 12:24:45 OVERALL THIS IS THE BEST DECISION THAT I COULD HAVE MADEAT A CRITICAL TURNING POINTSOT 5 /// 12:11:38 THIS REALLY COULD BE A MAKE IT OR BREAK TIME FOR THIESE WOMEN. + ABSOLUTLEYSOT 5 /// 12:11:50 THEY RANGE FROM 22 TO 70 THEY ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS AND THEY ARE ALL IMPORTANT -TS REALLY A GREAT HOUSE AND WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF ITIN WEST HAVEN – SCOTT MCDONNELL – NEWS 8