Program Guidelines

The following guidelines and policies are intended to promote safety, accountability and an environment for clean and sober living. Members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the FOUNDATIONS IN RECOVERY guidelines. Violations of any of these guidelines may result in fines, loss of privileges or expulsion from the program:

1. Abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol for the duration of your stay at FOUNDATIONS IN RECOVERY.

2. Submit a drug test and/or a breathalyzer when requested by either the director or resident manager. The member will pay the cost of a drug screening done as part of the intake process and cover the costs of drug tests given resulting from suspected program guidelines violations. Random urine analysis are administered at no expense to the member.

3. Remain employed or be receiving financial assistance while enrolled in FOUNDATIONS IN RECOVERY. If receiving financial assistance, be actively involved in volunteer work and/or be enrolled in and attending school.

4. Certain employment is counterproductive to recovery. Employment at locations which involve the sale and consumption of alcohol, and/or hours of employment beyond curfew, such as strip clubs, bars and graveyard shifts, are not acceptable places of employment. Members are responsible for ensuring their personal and employment schedules adhere to the FOUNDATIONS IN RECOVERY curfew policy and house meeting schedule. All members are required to be on the premises before 5:00 a.m. and after curfew.

5. Mandatory attendance at the weekly house meeting on Sunday. ¬†At the meetings, each member’s level of commitment to recovery is evaluated and discussed by the other members, chores are delegated, and grievances and disputes discussed and resolved.

6. Adhere to the program’s curfew policy: on the premises by 11:30 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday, and 12:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday for the first thirty days. Thereafter, 11:30 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday. There are no exceptions without prior permission. Violations will result in a mandatory urinalysis and/or Breathalyzer at the member’s expense. Additional consequences may include a fine, additional chores, loss of privileges or dismissal from the program.

7. No overnight passes during the first thirty days in the program. Members who are in full compliance with all rules and requirements, may be eligible for an over night pass. An over night request form must be submitted to the house manager at least 48 hours in advance of the request date. All fees must be paid and chores completed prior to leaving on the over night pass. The member will likely be drug tested at their expense upon returning from an overnight stay.

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