Conditions of Note

Absolutely no alcohol, drugs or paraphernalia

Absolutely no gambling of any sort

Absolutely no intimate relationships or sexual relations

Absolutely no socialization with those still in active addiction

Absolutely no weapons of any sort

Mandatory adherence to 10:00 PM curfew Sunday to Thursday

Mandatory adherence to 11:00 PM curfew Friday and Saturday

Mandatory attendance at peer support meetings (7 for pre and 6 for post)

Active participation in my recovery including group engagement and homework

Complete Conditions of Residency

  1. I agree to be actively engaged in a recovery program as outlined in my case plan including, but not limited to the following.

    1. Abstinence for a period of not less than 7 days prior to admission and maintain abstinence for the duration of my participation in the Residents in Recovery program.  Failure will result in immediate removal from the house.

    2. I agree to remain abstinent for the entire duration of my stay.  Abstinence includes all unprescribed drugs, alcohol, and any behavioral addiction.  Failure to adhere will result in removal from the program.

    3. I will refrain from gambling of any sort.  This includes casinos, bingos, VLTs, scratch tickets and lottery tickets.  Failure to adhere will result in removal from the program.

    4. I will attend ALL daily programming, except when pre-authorized by Residents in Recovery staff. I will be up and ready for the day by 8:30 AM Monday to Friday. I will be at the office or signed into virtual programming by 9:15 AM every morning and realize that if I am late and have not notified staff by contacting the office number, I will be required to attend a Time Management class that week. 

    5. I will attend my designated sober living house by the hours listed below.  My curfew is:

      1. Sunday to Thursday 10:00 PM.

      2. Friday and Saturday 11:00 PM.

      3. Prior arrangements must be made and approved by staff to be out after these times.

      4. Curfew breaches past midnight will result in immediate removal from the sober living program.

      5. Two minor curfew breaches will result in immediate removal from the sober living program.

    6.   I am required to attend a minimum of seven (7) peer support meetings every week including the Saturday NA meeting which is considered mandatory.   I am also aware that it is my responsibility to work on my steps or other recovery program and get a sponsor or mentor within the first six weeks of admission to the Residents in Recovery program. 

    7. I will fully participate and be engaged in all activities (including meetings, social activities and volunteer activities) as required and on time.  I am required to participate in the recreation activity every Friday.  If I am signed up for any external recreation activity I am obligated to attend.

    8. I agree to pay attention during daily programming, avoid cross talk, refrain from the use of my cell phone, be respectful of staff and other participants and obey the class rules as determined by you and your peers. 

    9. Failure to adhere to these Conditions of Residency will result in consequences that promote behavior modification.  Clients will be expected to commit to the new behavior or be given the opportunity to voluntarily move-out.  Continued violations of policy and a lack of commitment to new behaviors may result in the immediate removal from the program.

    10. Clients of the Early Abstinence sober living program may not obtain labor with the exception of intermittent Social Enterprise opportunities.

    11. I agree to be actively involved in and seeking a residential treatment bed date.

 

FINANCIAL

  1. Financial arrangements will be discussed with staff prior to admission. Confirmation of social assistance, approved income, or third-party funding source to be identified at time of application.  My funding source will be _______________________.  I agree to have application completed by ______________________.

  2. I have paid or acknowledge the $50 administration fee.

  3. I am aware that a requirement of $520.00 rent and a $400.00 damage deposit (or guarantee) that must be arranged and approved by the Executive Director or paid on or before my move in date.  I agree to pay my monthly rent IMMEDIATELY UPON RECIEPT of my income support check, or if on other support, by the final day of the month.  Payments can be made by e-mail money transfer to residentsinrecovery@hotmail.com.  If I fall behind on my rent, I may be asked to catch it up immediately or risk being asked to leave the program.

  4. In the case of a damage deposit (excluding a letter of guarantee), it will be returned to me provided the following criteria are met: 

    1. That I have left my personal living area clean, tidy, and in good condition.

    2. That my room and board is paid in full, to and including, the date of my departure.

    3. That I have given staff a minimum of one (1) month’s written notice or am attending a residential treatment program.  Failure to provide notice or attendance of residential treatment program, will result in a minimum of two weeks of forfeited rent.

    4. There is no damage identified on my move-out inspection report.

    5. I am aware that if I am evicted, my damage deposit is non-refundable.

 

RECOVERY ORIENTED SOBER LIVING

  1. Weapons, including any objects deemed potentially dangerous, are not allowed. Such items will be disposed of as indicated in our policy.

  2. Residents in Recovery Society has zero-tolerance policy on physical violence and verbal/non-verbal aggressive behavior. Violation of this policy will result in immediate discharge.

  3. I agree to ongoing outpatient counselling with Saskatchewan Health Authority Outpatient Services or approved addiction counselor for the continued support of my addiction(s). The number of appointments will be at the discretion of the counsellor.  My current counselor is _____________________________.

  4. Residents in Recovery conducts weekly “in-house” business meetings which are mandatory for me to attend. Permission to miss a business meeting MUST be approved by the staff.

  5. Illegal activity will not be tolerated.  As a sober living resident, it is my job to address maladaptive behaviors as well as my substance use issues.  Theft from the center, other residents and from businesses will result in my discharge from the program.  Continued engagement in other illegal activity such as fraud, drug dealing, or other illegal activities will result in the immediate discharge from the program.

  6. Inappropriate clothing is not allowed. This includes clothes or hats with alcohol or drug related logos, jokes, or pictures, sexual connotations, or inappropriate language. Nor will I bring any material including sex toys, videos, CDs, magazines, posters, electronic games, etc., into the sober living house that is pornographic, extremely violent, or disrespectful.

  7. Staff and residents are expected to ensure that a continuously safe and supportive recovery-oriented environment is provided. This includes being respectful of staff, clients, and volunteers.  Behaviors that are intended to belittle, intimidate, or threaten, may result in immediate discharge. If I am aware of anyone exhibiting any of these behaviors or violating any terms of residency, I will report what I know, have seen, heard, or am aware of, to a Residents in Recovery staff member. All reports will remain anonymous.  Reports can be made anonymously through the website www.residentinrecovery.com as well.

  8. I understand that Residents in Recovery Society has a zero-tolerance policy on using or possessing alcohol and illegal drugs, the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, or any form of gambling. A violation of this rule will result in immediate discharge. A refusal to test for alcohol or drugs from a staff member will be considered as grounds for eviction.  If requested, I will be willing to provide samples when Residents in Recovery staff requests a random drug or alcohol test. If I have been away on an approved pass, I may be subject to a drug or alcohol test at my own expense when I return.  A refusal to test for alcohol or drugs from a staff member will be considered as grounds for eviction.

  9. I am not to enter bars, nightclubs, casinos, or other gambling establishments or to be in any location where drugs and/or alcohol are knowingly used or sold. Should I need to be at a location or event where alcohol is being served, I must first discuss it with the staff at Residents in Recovery and obtain approval prior to attendance at the event.  If it happens as a result of something that I have little to no control such as part of my work, etc., I will bring it to the attention of staff after the fact and explain the circumstances.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. I agree to refrain from engagement in intimate relations while a resident in the sober living house.  This includes relations with individuals inside and outside of the program.  Relationships that pre-exist entrance into the program, will be considered as being excluded from this conditional term, upon disclosure and discussion with the Executive Director, however contact with this significant other would have to remain minimal.

  2. I understand that socialization with individuals still engaged in active addiction or addictive behaviors may be detrimental to my recovery.  As such, I agree to refrain from direct socialization with such individuals.  Direct socialization includes, hanging out with, continued communication with and seeking rides or favors from such individuals.  Continued socialization with such individuals may result in the discharge from the sober living program. If I am aware that fellow clients are engaging in such behaviors, it is my duty to report this to staff.

  3. I am permitted to visit safe people away from the sober living house, even those of the opposite gender.  I do agree to be mindful of whether these visits could be construed as a relationship which could result in my discharge.  Any visits that require me to be transported in a vehicle or are out of town, will require me to have the individuals that I will be in contact with on my approved visitor list.  I further understand that this is for my own safety and to ensure the safety of other members of my house/complex.

  4. I understand that visitors or sober living residents of the opposite gender are not permitted at the sober living house without special permission of the Program Director.  (i.e., Women are not allowed at men’s houses and men are not allowed at the women’s houses).  I further understand that this includes within the house and anywhere on the property.  Failure to comply with this condition may result in the termination of residency in the program.

 

SOBER LIVING HOUSE RULES

  1. All electronic devices (computers, televisions, gaming systems, social media on cell phones, etc.) MUST BE TURNED OFF BY 11:00 PM Sunday to Thursday, and not to be turned back on until 3 pm the following day. Friday and Saturday electronics may be used until midnight and turned on again the following morning at 8:00 AM.  Failure to adhere to these policies will result in removal of all electronic devices for one week the first violation, and permanent removal the second. No client, prior to treatment, can obtain a television in their personal rooms.

  2. The bedrooms of other residents are off limits. Staff may enter any room to do room checks and may check my belongings and/or vehicle with myself or another staff member present if there are concerns.

  3. Residents in Recovery sober living houses are non-smoking. Smoking, vaping and chewing tobacco are not allowed anywhere in the building. Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only and I agree to use the ashtrays or containers that are provided for the disposal of my smoking material. After curfew it is my responsibility to lock the external door(s) when I return inside.

  4. I am entitled to park in the sober living house parking lot. If my vehicle is dripping oil or other fluid products, I may be asked to park on the street. I may plug in my vehicle in during cold weather. I must provide an “in-line” timed block heater device, setting it for three (3) hours before starting my vehicle.

  5. I will not wear street shoes or hard-soled footwear in the house. For public health reasons I will wear socks or slippers in the common area. Heavily soiled or oil related footwear will be cleaned before putting in the shoe rack.

  6.  Basic food donation will be provided; however, food is my responsibility.  If necessary, I will be assisted in accessing the food bank or other resources to provide my basic food needs.  If I have food items that I do not wish to share, I will clearly indicate my name on the food container if it is required to be in the fridge, and if not, I will keep it in my room. Using food items marked for personal use will constitute as stealing and will result in immediate removal from the house. This rule applies to both the office and the sober living house.

  7. I will be provided laundry soap and anti-static drying sheets. There is to be no heavily soiled clothing washed in the house washing machine.  Staff will inform me of places where these items of clothing can be properly dry cleaned or washed.

  8. I will be accountable and responsible for cleaning up after myself and cooperating with my roommates.  This includes doing my chores as assigned, doing the dishes after I cook, maintaining a clean and tidy room, making my bed every morning, cleaning up after myself in the bathroom, and refraining from leaving my belongings around in the common areas. Further, I agree to refrain from cooking any food past 10 PM, unless special circumstances arise, and approval has been provided by my Caseworker.

  9. All guests must be approved by Residents in Recovery staff. Guests can visit only in common areas which include the living room, kitchen, back deck (if present), or outside. Guests are not allowed in bedrooms unless special permission is given. There are NO overnight guests, except for children as approved by the Program Director. All guests must be clean and sober, or working an active recovery program. I am responsible for the conduct of my guests. Minors are not to be left unattended at any time.  All guests must leave by the daily curfew time except for children during their overnight stays with their parent.

  10. I am required to sign in and out EVERY time I enter or exit the house. If I do not follow this, my Caseworker will develop a behavior modification plan.

  11. I understand that I can leave the house without prior authorization if I adhere to the rules, my curfew, and the ‘Buddy System’. The ‘Buddy System’ consists of me not leaving the house alone and having a fellow resident of my home accompany me.  This is always a requirement for the first 30 days of my residence and for any time after 6:00 PM for the remainder of my Early Abstinence stay in sober living.  This is for my safety and the assurance of staff that I am okay. If I leave the house alone, it may contribute to my termination from the program and eviction from the sober living home. If I plan on participating in physical activity early in the morning, I understand that prior approval must be obtained by my Case Planner who will use their discretion. I am required to check-in with the House Support Worker every 2 hours or when I change my venue. Failure to check in will result in the development of a behavior modification plan by my Caseworker. 

  12. Pets or animals of any kind are not allowed in the sober living house at any time. Visiting animals must be always kept outside.

ILLNESS AND MEDICATIONS

  1. Illness resulting in missed programming for more than two (2) consecutive days will result in the requirement of a doctor’s note indicating the reason for the absence. Failure to provide a doctor’s note will result in a caseworker determined consequence.

  2. It is my responsibility to inform my house manager of any visit to a hospital emergency room or of a scheduled appointment I have with a doctor, as well as the outcome.  Staff is not permitted to transport any client.

  3. I am responsible for the purchase of my own medication.  All prescriptions will be managed through Lloyd Drug Mart.  I agree to forward all existing prescriptions to Lloyd Drug Mart immediately upon move-in and agree to use Lloyd Drug Mart for all new prescriptions that I may receive while a resident in the sober living program. This allows staff to monitor medication use, access information as required, and facilitate pick-up and distribution of medication.

  4. It is my responsibility to inform staff of any drugs I have in my possession. This includes prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, vitamins, supplements, etc. Medication(s) must remain in their original containers and always kept in my private bedroom. Medications will be dispensed by the pharmacist at Lloyd Drug Mart, staff may ask my pharmacist to bubble pack them.  Staff may choose to monitor administration of my medication(s) at their discretion. Any medication(s) I leave behind will be disposed of within 24 hours of my discharge/departure from the sober living house.

 

PASSES

  1. I do not get weekend passes for the first month unless there is an emergency. I must submit a pass request (3) days prior to any overnight, weekday, or weekend pass. To attain an extension of my curfew I will contact my Case Worker for approval.

  2. After the first month of residency, weekend passes are permitted upon approval of Residents in Recovery staff. I must submit a pass request four (4) days prior to any overnight, weekday, or weekend pass. To attain an extension of my curfew I will contact staff for approval. If approval is obtained, I will arrange with a roommate to cover my duties at the house, prior to leaving on my pass. I will inform my Case Worker of the person I have arranged to cover my duties.

  3. If my pass has expired and I am still absent from Residents in Recovery for 72 hours (3 days) without contacting staff, I will be considered to have “moved out” and my damage deposit will be forfeited.

  4. I have 72 hours (3 days) to remove my belongings after leaving the Residents in Recovery house either voluntarily or if I am evicted.  After 30 days, belongings that have not been picked up will be donated to charity chosen by Residents in Recovery staff.

  5. Following my discharge/departure from the Residents in Recovery house, I am liable for legal proceedings against me for any unpaid amounts of my room and board or other debts that are owed to Residents in Recovery Society.

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