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Connections in Recovery is not under any contracts with any treatment centers and does not take referral fees. We advocate for the family and their loved one only.

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 in terms of outcome success. CiR is dedicated to helping you quickly connect with the very best treatment opportunities to ensure that success. Our rapid response team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions, or help reconcile any crises that unexpectedly occur. Our expert and compassionate staff is committed to guiding you through both the expected and unexpected.


You are not alone.



Our Services



Our mission is to help connect families and individuals struggling with addiction and mental health disorders with the best providers, professionals, recovery companions, and treatment resources to support long-term positive recovery outcomes.


When we receive a call for help, there is usually only a small window of opportunity. Our worldwide network of mental health consulting services allows Connections in Recovery to respond quickly to the client in crisis. CiR provides clients with personalized case management, interventions, treatment program options, addiction support services, safe transport, sober/mental health companions, hospitals and/or referrals to specialized medical and psychological professionals.


We are committed to finding the right solution for each individual and family, no matter what the situation.


Call and let us help launch you and your family on the road to recovery.



Case Management

Sober / Mental Health Companions

Safe Transport

I am a Psychiatrist in New York City and I have worked with Connections in Recovery. They are very professional, fast, ready whenever called and extremely effective in getting high risk patients to treatment centers to begin the recovery process. I highly recommend this company as both interventionists and sober companions. They fill that crucial gap in treatment between the outpatient psychiatrist/psychotherapist and the inpatient treatment center.

A New York Psychiatrist

About Us

Connections in Recovery (CiR) specializes in client advocacy and care, working directly with families as a personalized addiction support services and mental health consulting and referral resource company. CiR was founded by Lauren Arborio and Patty Baret, who are professional Case Managers dedicated to helping those in need of addiction and mental health recovery, as well as their family members and loved ones. Recognizing both the overwhelming and also important questions often associated with seeking and then securing the best individualized treatment, CiR was designed to personally guide and facilitate all the footwork necessary to manage the entire recovery process.


Although our network of resources is vast, each member has been (and continues to be) individually researched, vetted and screened for quality, professionalism, and integrity. This exemplary commitment to patient and family care allows CiR the ability to connect our clients with only the absolute “best fit” treatment opportunities for any situation, experience, insurance plan, or budget. Our goal is to ensure that you and your loved one receive only the finest of personalized care and treatment throughout your entire recovery journey.

Meet Our Team


Lauren Arborio, CADC II


With more than a decade of professional experience in the addiction field, Lauren Arborio, CADAC II, is passionate about helping others.

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Madison Jennings

Business Administration

Madison Jennings is Outreach for Connections in Recovery.

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Dr. Georgina Smith

Clinical Director

Dr. Smith has been working with individuals, families, and children since 2001.

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Roxan Malloy, B.S., RADT-I

Senior Case Manager

Roxan is a Registered RADT-I with the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors…

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London Becs

National Outreach

London Becs graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.
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Advisory Board


Dr. Fong

Timothy Fong, MD

Dr. Fong is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago.
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Jeffrey Ditzell, DO

Dr. Ditzell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ditzell enjoys practice as a General Adult Psychiatrist working in Private Practice in New York City.
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Don Grant, PhD

Dr. Grant is a Media Psychologist with a specialization in addiction and recovery.


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Jeremy Martinez, MD

Dr. Martinez has a diverse practice which focuses on the treatment of chemical and behavioral addictions.
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Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Connections in Recovery was a godsend at a very critical time. I was working in a high profile situation that included a young adult/adolescent with an acute problem unlike anything I had ever witnessed or heard about. The addiction included substance abuse, alcohol abuse, violent behavior and also mental issues. Combined with severe family problems and the young adult’s new freedom, it was a disaster.


Needless to say, there was an incident. And then another. I enlisted the help of a friend that I knew had also gone through a horrific experience around the same age, who turned out to be a shining example of recovery and giving back. She directed me immediately to Patty Baret and Lauren Arborio, who took over the entire situation and in my opinion, saved the young adult’s life.


They did everything it took to make the subject safe. It took a few tries and they didn’t give up. I am so thankful that I found them, at that crucial time, because I do not think just any specialist would have had the skills it took to deal with this complicated situation.


I HIGHLY recommend their service.


– B., Los Angeles, California

I began my struggle with alcohol and drugs at the age of 14. Every day was a challenge. I suffered from deep depression and was also a cutter. I lived in a hopeless state of mind. I was a functional alcoholic. I even won the title of Miss USA in 2006. My boss Donald Trump sent me to rehab. Once I got out of rehab, I moved to Los Angeles. I needed to create a new life for myself. I came across a woman that would forever change my life. Her name was Patty. The tools she has given me throughout my recovery have never failed me and she has helped to mold me into the strong, independent, self supporting woman I am today. I am forever grateful for her wisdom and appreciation for recovery and can only hope to touch as many lives as Patty has throughout the years.



I wanted to find a woman who would be interested in my recovery and life, but who wouldn’t be distracted by who I’ve been, or seem like I am, or the life that I appeared to have lived. I recognized a good, strong spirit in Patty. I didn’t get the sense she judged me. She was open and caring. She was kind but also careful. Finding Patty was my first step toward building a stable, sober life in Los Angeles.



Lauren, Patty and and Janique make a tremendous team. They have a uniquely genuine desire to help people through an often trying time of transition in early recovery. Lauren’s deep experience in the addiction and medical field combined with Patty’s 25 years of in-depth work with people in early recovery make for a powerful team to help anyone on the road to sobriety and a better life.


– Professional Colleague, ABC CONSULTING

I have known Lauren for several years and am impressed by her extensive knowledge of resources for addiction services. She not only has a good grasp of what is required for a particular individual but knows how to help them find it. She is dedicated to helping people truly overcome addiction.



My daughter has struggled for several years to be sober, but it was not until Patty was placed in my daughter’s path that those efforts were realized. In the past 3 years, I have seen such growth, spiritually, mentally, and physically, in my daughter. Patty took my daughter under her wing and has been there for her on such a personal level. Patty does not judge or criticize but listens with her mind and heart and advises her through her knowledge and personal experiences, in such a way that allows my daughter to make the best decisions for herself.



Lauren has been a wonderful asset working with my psychiatrist. She creates a safe non-judgmental environment. Lauren goes way beyond her job description, in offering compassionate feedback about the medication I’ve been taking. She always returns my emails and phone calls promptly, and is there to listen. I know I can rely on Lauren, which is especially important in recovery.
Every addiction doctor should have someone like Lauren working with them.



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