Connections in Recovery


Connections in Recovery (CiR) is an international substance use disorder and mental health organization that offers expert addiction treatment and mental health treatment services through consultations and assessments, interventions, case management, and safe transport. Our trained in-person and virtual sober companions and sober coaches, mental health companions and mental health coaches, and recovery life coaches undergo rigorous, specialized clinical training and receive ongoing support from a clinical psychologist. Proven to help countless people for a decade, CiR is renowned for its custom-tailored and effective strategy plans that work hand-in-hand with the individual and their medical team’s objectives.

CiR offers:

  • Services internationally: across the West and East coasts of America, and in Europe
  • Appointments in the comfort of your own home or over the telephone

We work directly with clinicians and families seeking to get their loved one the support they need.

Connections in Recovery has three divisions, which include CiRLA, CiRNY and CiREU (Europe). The three are operated by co-founders Lauren Arborio and Patty Baret. CiR has an extensive and highly experienced clinical team and together, we have implemented a comprehensive case management strategy that ensures each of our clients receive an exceptional level of care.

Since 2011, our clinical care team and sober and highly trained sober/recovery coaches and companions, and mental health coaches and companions, have coordinated care and assistance to hundreds of individuals struggling with symptoms of mental health disorders and/or substance misuse.


Connections in Recovery (CiR) is dedicated to helping improve the lives of others by connecting them to mental health and addiction resources in the community. Choosing the right addiction or mental health services, professional support, and treatment can make all the difference to a patient’s success in recovery. CiR helps you quickly connect with the very best treatment opportunities to ensure that success. Our rapid response team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all your questions, or help deal with any crises that unexpectedly occur. Our expert and compassionate staff is committed to guiding you through both the expected and unexpected.

Connections in Recovery

If you would like additional information, or you know someone who can benefit from our services, please contact us!