PROGRAM GUIDELINES

  • Abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol for your entire stay at ROOTS IN RECOVERY. ________
  • Submit a drug test and/or a breathalyzer whenever asked by either the director or a resident manager. The client will cover the costs of any drug screening done as part of the intake process ($10.00) and cover the costs of drug tests given as a consequence for violating program guidelines. ($10.00 per test.) Random U/As are administered at no expense to the client. ________
  • Remain employed or be receiving financial assistance while enrolled in the R IN R program.  If receiving financial assistance,  be actively involved in volunteer (non-profit / altruistic)  work and/or be enrolled in and attending school. ________
  • Some types of employment are not conducive to recovery and will not be allowed due to the sale and usage of alcohol and hours of operation (strip clubs,  bars &  graveyard shifts are not acceptable). Clients are responsible for ensuring their personal and employment schedules,  adhere to the R IN R curfew policy and house meeting schedule. NO JOBS BEFORE 5:00 AM and after curfew. ________
  • ROOTS IN RECOVERY clients are discouraged from lending vehicles to other clients that do not carry the proper insurance.  Clients cannot leave/abandon vehicles on ROOTS IN RECOVERY property.  If derelict vehicles are left on ROOTS IN RECOVERY property,  they will be promptly removed/towed at the owners expense. ________
  • Attend the WEEKLY house meeting.  They are held one night per week (Sunday 5:30pm – 7:00pm). These meetings are where the clients’ level of participation in their recovery is assessed,  where chores are delegated and where any grievances are aired and addressed. ________

ATTENDANCE AT HOUSE MEETINGS IS MANDATORY.

  • Adhere to the program’s curfew policy.  Being in-house by 11:30 PM on weekdays,  (Sun-Thurs) and 12:00 AM on weekends,  (Fri-Sat) for the first 30 days,  and 11:30 PM on weekdays and 1:00 AM on weekends thereafter.  There are no exceptions without prior approval.  Violations will result in a mandatory U/A and/or breathalyzer at the client’s expense of $10.00.  Other additional consequences may include a $10 fine,  additional chores,  loss of priviledges or possible dismissal from the program. ________
  • Attend morning meditation meetings. _______
  • Overnight passes are not issued during the first 30 days in the program.  Members in good standing,  that have met their requirements and responsibilities,  may be eligible for an over night pass.  An over night request form must be submitted on the rootsinrecovery.com website (a minimum of ) 48 hours in advance of the request date. ________
  • All fees must be paid and chores must be done prior to leaving on the over night pass. ________

THE CLIENT SHOULD EXPECT TO BE DRUG TESTED AT THEIR EXPENSE OF $10.00

UPON RETURNING FROM AN OVERNIGHT STAY.

  • If the client requires an INVOICE,  an invoice request MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00 PM (END OF BUSINESS DAY) on THURSDAY.  Responsibility for an invoice request falls on the client. ________
  • Be accountable to the other clients and staff as to your whereabouts while in this program.  During the first 90 days, sign-out when leaving the premises and sign-in when returning. When signing out,  be specific about intended destinations,  company,  and estimated time of return. Be courteous and call resident manager if the estimated time of return may be more than 30 minutes later than scheduled. ________
  • Help to maintain the R IN R property by performing assigned chores.  This responsibility is mandatory for all clients in this program.  Daily chores must be completed by the 10:00 PM,  manager inspection,  and those chores delegated weekly or monthly are to be performed in the allotted timeframes.  If chores are not completed in the times allotted,  privileges will be revoked and a $10.00 fine issued daily until chores are completed.  Continued and/or consistent noncompliance with this policy will lead to immediate discharge from the R IN R program and the premises.  Any chore assigned to a client is the assigned client’s sole responsibility and it is not permitted to pay another member to perform his duties. ________
  • Keep a clean,  safe and orderly living environment.  Assigned living quarters must be kept clean and organized at all times. ________
    The client MUST inform ROOTS IN RECOVERY staff BEFORE making any changes to living quarters or property. ________
  • The client is NOT ALLOWED to remove the BED WRAP from the mattress.  Removing the bed wrap will result in a $25.00 fine.  Removing the bed wrap again will LEAD TO DISMISSAL from the ROOTS IN RECOVERY Program and forfeiture of program fees. ________
  • Bedrooms:  Keep bed neatly made,  clothes washed,  hung up and put away,  dresser tops uncluttered,  garbage emptied,  and floors swept and/or vacuumed.  Change and wash linens weekly.  No food allowed in any bedroom.  Food is to be eaten in the kitchen or on the porch only. ________
  • Bathrooms:  Clean and straighten up properly after use.  Hang towels neatly on towel racks.  Other than towels,  no personal items are to be left in bathrooms.  Keep personal items and toiletries stored in an easily transportable container stowed away in a bedroom drawer,  closet etc.  (Client responsible for providing container). ________
  • Kitchens:  Counter tops must be kept free of clutter and wiped clean.  Absolutely no dished of any kind (plates,  glasses,  cups,  silverware etc. ) are to be left in the sink at anytime.  Clean up and put dishes away immediately after cooking meals.  If applicable,  automatic dishwashers are not to be used at any time except to clean up following in-house dinner meetings. ________
  • All bedrooms,  bathrooms,  kitchens etc.  are subject to inspection at anytime.  A failing inspection could result in a loss of privileges and/or a $10.00 fine for each client assigned to that room.  These penalties could be imposed individually in situations where a client does not pick up after themselves in the common areas as well.  (Entertainment room, porches, yard, etc.). ________
  • Any alteration of the physical construction of the premises and/or property damage (Holes in walls,  interior decorating,  altering entertainment and/or communication devices,  disabling smoke alarms etc.  ) is not allowed.  The consequence for such behavior could be any repair or replacement costs and a $25.00 fine or dismissal from the program and forfeiture of prepaid program fees. ________
  • BURNING CANDLES,  INCENSE AND/OR ANYTHING else that could pose a fire risk to R IN R property is strictly prohibited ($25.00 FINE) and could result in expulsion from the program. ________
  • Smoking is not permitted inside any R IN R home. Smoking is to be done outside in designated smoking areas only,  and dispose of cigarette butts in the ashtrays provided.  If caught smoking inside,  the penalty for the first offense is a $25.00 fine.  The penalty for a second offense is expulsion from the program and the premises.  Disabling a smoke alarm is a federal offense. ________
  • Treat the other clients and staff with dignity and respect at all times.  This includes not taking any food or property belonging to other clients and staff members of R IN R without their permission.  No stealing! ________
  • Be mindful and considerate of the other clients in the program.  When using the resident phone or cell phones keep a low voice. Limit phone conversations on the resident phone to 15 minutes or less.  Answer the call waiting and take a message on the notepad provided. No phone calls incoming or outgoing after 12:00 AM during week nights and 1:30 AM on weekends.  Clients with cell phones must give the resident manager their cell number. ________
  • ROOTS IN RECOVERY will not hold medications or handle any client’s med distribution. ________
  • Take precaution when handling doctor prescribed medication. If a client is taking prescription medication for a medical condition or illness,  it is that client’s responsibility to be accountable for those medications,  to store them in a concealed manner and not leave the bottles or pills out in plain view. ________
  • Controlled substances,  prescribed or not, are not allowed in a ROOTS IN RECOVERY transitional home. The client must submit a urinalysis prior to taking any medication that may cause a false positive. ________
  • PILL BOTTLES, INCLUDING VITAMINS, MUST BE STORED OUT OF SIGHT (This is a MAJOR INFRACTION that could lead to dismissal from the ROOTS IN RECOVERY program and/or a $25.00 fine). _______
  • No sexual relations with other clients in the program will be tolerated. ________
  • No women are permitted inside any R IN R house. ________
  • Guests of the same sex may have short visits only in common areas but are not to be allowed in any bedrooms, and must exit the premises by 10:00 PM on weeknights (Sun-Thur.) and 11:00 PM on weekends (Fri-Sat.). The resident manager is to be notified in advance of any visitations. ________
  • Turn all the lights and appliances off when leaving any room. Do not tamper with the air conditioning unit. ________
  • Be responsible and follow through on applying for any available and relevant social services. (bus passes, food stamps, etc.). ________
  • Stay current with program fees.  Keeping them paid at least 2 weeks in advance. ________

VIOLATIONS OF THESE GUIDELINES MAY RESULT IN FINES, LOSS OF PRIVILEGES OR EXPULSION FROM THE PROGRAM.

OUR GUIDELINES AND POLICIES ARE STRUCTURED TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. CLIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A MANNER THAT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ROOTS IN RECOVERY’S MISSION STATEMENT. FINES MUST BE PAID PROMPTLY (WITHIN 24 HOURS) OR ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCES MAY BE ADMINISTERED.

 

CLIENT NAME: __________________________________________________

 

CLIENT SIGNATURE: _______________________ DATE: ____/____/____