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Eden Hill Recovery Retreat for Women

143 E Canaan Rd, Canaan, Connecticut, 06018
Eden Hill Recovery Retreat is a Transitional Living Program for women in early recovery. Our peaceful and private home, a lovingly-restored farmhouse that sits on an 18-acre property, is the perfect setting to cultivate the growth initiated in inpatient treatment and build it into habitual self-care and long-term recovery. With accommodations for twelve residents, we are able to offer maximal attention and create the ideal treatment plan for each woman. Living a substance free life involves many changes in a woman's daily routine. Going directly home after inpatient treatment can be overwhelming and too often results in a relapse. Transitional Living offers a safe, supportive and structured environment for women to bravely face these enormous changes through therapy, community and compassion. Our extended care women's program offers a comprehensive approach to treating alcohol, substance use, and co-occuring disorders. Treatment includes 24/7 care from dedicated professionals, three daily groups, and weekly individual psychotherapy with one of our licensed therapists. As the personalized plans and regular schedule are integrated into each women's life at Eden Hill, they serve as a blueprint for leading healthy, fulfilling, sober lives at home.

Facility Highlights

  • Individualized treatment and aftercare plans for client and family by licensed professional
  • Situated on serene 18-acre property with orchard, gardens and walking path
  • Safe, supportive community of sober women with 24/7 staff supervision


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • Megan Wyrick, CAC
    Megan Wyrick, CACExecutive Director
    Executive Director, Megan Wyrick, comes to Eden Hill as a Certified Addictions Counselor with many years of working with women recovering from Substance Use disorders. Megan takes a loving and caring approach and has a passion for helping women achieve their freedom from the grasps of addiction. She works with each woman to design an individualized, workable treatment plan encouraging the 12-step process and strengthening relapse prevention skills. She works closely with residents and their families to create an aftercare plan that promotes a smooth transition to an individual's new way of life.
  • Wendy Walker Cleary, LCSW
    Wendy Walker Cleary, LCSWClinical Director
    Wendy Walker Cleary comes to Eden Hill with twenty years of clinical experience and a passion for working with women and addiction; alcohol, drugs, and food. Ms. Cleary received her Masters in Social Work from NYU and a post masters certificate in trauma studies at the National Institute for Psychotherapies. She has Level 1 and Level 2 training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, Ms. Cleary is well versed in working with families as well. In summary, Ms. Cleary brings an integrative approach to treating the whole person with a deep understanding of the treatments that are most effective with women.

Financial Details

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.8
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  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 4.5
    Meals & Nutrition
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It feels almost impossible to express my gratitude and love for Eden Hill--the program, the staff and the house. I went to Eden Hill convinced I would leave after 30 days, but within a week I knew I was going to stay longer and ended up living there 5 months. Before arriving at Eden Hill I had spent the last decade of my life in a hopeless and unmanageable state. I was debilitatingly depressed, unemployable, and incapable of functioning even on a basic level. When I was doing my intake, the director, looked at me and told me I was going to be okay. And I believed her. I arrived there in January of 2016, and this coming January I will be celebrating three years of sobriety. At Eden Hill I learned that I was worthy of recovery, and that my past does not need to define me. I learned that I could have fun in sobriety and form the meaningful relationships with women that I had always craved. In making my bed everyday, I got to begin each day with an accomplishment, which I would build on throughout the day in the groups. I have never felt more safe and loved anywhere in the world. It changed my life, and helped me become the version of myself I always wanted to be. Eden Hill will always be a home to me. I know that any time I need, I can simply show up at the door there will be someone to welcome me in lovingly and tell me that I'm going to be okay, just like my very first day there.
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This is a awesome place.
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I want to express my gratitude for all that the entire Eden Hill team has done for our daughter and indeed our family. It has changed our daughter's life. They provided a wonderful caring "home" environment and ideal set of treatments and support services to allow her to heal and develop skills to face and manage the challenges of addiction. The team offered guidance, reassurance, resources, and most of all friendship during the most difficult of times. As anyone who has dealt with addiction knows, it can take a variety of different forms and individuals don't always respond to formulaic treatment. What is most unique about Eden Hill is that they get to know each woman starting from the warm and personal intake interview with Director and from there develop a program to address individual needs. The living environment is so supportive and so effective in teaching and reinforcing skills that allow a successful transition to the real world. Eden Hill offers a unique and effective combination - superb treatment + supportive environment + thoughtful transition - allowing each woman to succeed on her own terms. The staff at Eden Hill are a compassionate and helpful partner to families. We would simply not be where we are today without all the special people. Having them there took a weight off our shoulders; just knowing that our daughter was not alone facing these challenges provided relief and most importantly, hope. And as for outcomes…well, our daughter is living a happy, healthy, independent life thanks to her time at Eden Hill
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Phenomenal. Professional, personal, tailor-made individualistic programming. Very much a family atmosphere. Once you settle in, you will never want to leave. If I could live at Eden Hill, I would do it in a heartbeat. The term “staff” doesn’t adequately do justice to the Team of people who run and work at , Eden Hill in all capacities.They are personable, accommodating in anyway possible and loving. It is not possible to leave Eden Hill without feeling like your family has gained a few unofficial members. The accommodations are fabulous and newly renovated. Therapeutic communal living helped me to increase individual personal responsibility while at the same time learning to live with and compromise (perhaps for the first time) With my housemates. The clients form a bond that is therapeutic and supportive. We learn to hold each other accountable for their actions in recovery and other communal living issues in a kind and, if necessary, mediated way. Some of the tools I left with we’re effective communication, the development and use of boundaries, healthy confrontation (or “care”from ration) and how to be a part of the solution instead of the problem. Most importantly I learned humility. I learned the world does not revolve around me and that to be successful in recovery and life, I need a support network which required working on my relationship skills. My circumstances did not allow me to participate in the family recovery events; however, I witnessed my peers and their families participate with what appeared to be excellent results. The Town-of Canaan is small, safe, charming, and has a large recovery network suitable for all ages. I have known many people that have gone through Mountainside treatment center in Canaan and then followed treatment at the extended care facility of Eden Hill Recovery Retreat in Canaan that have decided to remain in the area due to the Active and varied recovery community. Additionally, many of these individuals are still clean and sober and moving on with their lives. I myself am considering relocating to the Canaan area at some point in the near future for the above stated reasons. I cannot recommend this place more highly. Eden Hill is like a second home to me which I will forever remember as a very necessary, nurturing, and healing time. I have met some of the most wonderful, loving women in situations much the same as my own that I will forever treasure as sisters and friends On a journey you couldn’t possibly understand unless you’ve been on it too.
J. G
    Upon my daughters arrival at Eden Hill all looked great & hopeful. The staff was friendly & the home was beautiful & clean & seemed well organized. At a very pricey $5,000. a month, my daughter went against one of their rules & she was dismissed after a week. We were promised supervision of a staff member anytime she would go out of the premises, because she was the youngest one there but that was never followed up. We were mislead. We left numerous voice mails to discuss our concerns & we never had anyone get back to us. My advise is, make sure you\'re at least 3 months clean if you\'re considering entering this recovery home. They do not tolerate anyone going into this home if you have a weak moment. There is no protocol. They just kick you out to the curb. There is no other protocol. Before spending $5,000. make sure you will be able to be very strong to follow every one of their rules.