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Recovery Support Services


The substance abuse industry is inundated with an overwhelming number of options for treatment, not all of which may be viable for cultivating long-term sobriety. Deciphering which path to take can seem like an impossible task, but with nearly two decades of experience, Beacon Sober Living staff are available to help navigate what may work best for you or your loved one.


We are founded on the idea that recovery doesn’t have to be a one-size fits-all model. Every person seeking to live a life free of substances will be presented with a plan that makes their recovery possible and sustainable.


What We Do


The free consultation is the first step in this process. This is an open exchange of all necessary information required to build an Action Plan for recovery. This plan will be both achievable and sustainable.

All of the following information will be determined during the consultation:

  • The need for an intervention

  • Care coordination

  • Family support/involvement


This phase of the process involves establishing the resources an individual will need to build lasting recovery. This could include:

  • Inpatient Treatment

  • Sober Living

  • Outpatient Treatment

  • Therapy/Counseling

  • Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Intervention

  • Alternative Therapeutic Modalities 

  • Wellness Planning


Throughout the recovery process we ensure that families receive support to make the best choices regarding their loved ones. 

We guide families through their own recovery process and connect them with resources necessary to rebuild their family unit on a solid foundation.


At Beacon Sober Living, we provide comprehensive care and levels of support for you and your loved one's recovery from the very first phone call through graduation of our program and beyond.


We have found that Alumni of our program continue to stay involved with current guests, engage in volunteer and service work opportunities, and are active within their respective recovery communities. 



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Kerry MacDonald,  R.D., L.D.N.

Kerry MacDonald has been sober and an active member of the Greater Portland recovery community for over a decade. Her personal journey through recovery has spanned nearly twenty years, and she has experienced how overwhelming it is to navigate treatment services without guidance. After a long struggle, she was introduced to the 12-Step process as a way to recover. She understands first-hand that the cessation of drinking and drug use is only the first step to long-term recovery.

Currently the Executive Director at a local treatment center, she has worked in the field of mental health and addiction recovery for over ten years. Kerry serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Recovery Community Center and is the VP of the Board of Directors for the Maine Association of Recovery Residences. Through work with The Family Restored non-profit, Kerry assisted in establishing Oak House as their founding Program Director. Kerry has experience in launching Addiction Treatment Centers and has opened several recovery residences and Extended Care Facilities in the Greater Portland recovery community, adding vital resources for women seeking treatment. Her prior experience also includes working in Hospital Management and in a clinical setting as a Registered Dietitian.

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Callie Lipton, B.A.
Program Director 

Callie Lipton, originally from the Greater Boston area, relocated to Portland years ago on her path to recovery. Since 2018, Callie has worked directly with people battling substance abuse at a nearby recovery center. Prior to serving as our Program Director, she was the House Manager at Beacon Sober Living for over two years. Callie attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies.

Recently, Callie has been working on co-founding a non-profit organization which explores her passion for helping others in recovery through art and music. Previously, she toured the North East as a professional musician and you’ll likely find her nearby a guitar!

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