Honesty, integrity, discipline, and service are the foundation of the Roots Recovery program. All residents must strive to represent these tenets in their daily life. Living a sober life is about more than finding freedom from addiction, it is about developing and maintaining a personal moral code.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, or any comments, attitudes, and/or behaviors that are derogatory towards any group or individual are not acceptable in any context or circumstances at any time and are grounds for expulsion.
Any behavior that constitutes bullying as determined by the Roots Recovery community is grounds for immediate expulsion.
Roots Recovery Houses require a 6-month commitment, this program is not a month-to-month living situation. If a resident decides that they do not want to complete the entire six-month program, they must leave immediately.
Contact with family, friends, or significant others is suspended for a minimum of 30 days. This restriction will be lifted at the discretion of the house manager based on the resident’s progress and may last longer than 30 days. Family and friends are expected to adhere to this restriction. Family members, friends, or significant others who break this restriction may cause the resident’s expulsion from the program.
Residents must participate in a 12 step program AND the Roots Recovery community. This includes but is not limited to; attendance at a minimum of 1 outside 12 step meeting per day on workdays and 2 on any days off, acquiring a sponsor within 1 week of arrival, working all of the twelve steps, becoming a participating member of a home group, actively making 9th step amends between months 3 and 6, volunteering and maintaining service commitments.
Cell phones, laptops, cars, dating, and social media are privileges that must be earned. Failure to uphold the Roots Recovery Houses Standards may result in the loss of these privileges at any time, regardless of the resident’s length of time in the program.
Residents are not permitted to attend school. They must focus completely on the work of recovery.
Cell phone usage is restricted for a minimum of thirty days and is contingent upon regular employment. This restriction will be lifted at the discretion of the house manager based on the resident’s progress and may last longer than 30 days.
No library or computer usage for a minimum of 30 days except supervised employment search. This restriction will be lifted at the discretion of the house manager based on the resident’s progress and may last longer than 30 days.
No romantic contact including Facebook, phone, notes, etc. until you have been in the house a minimum of 60 days. This restriction will be lifted at the discretion of the house manager based on the resident’s progress and may last longer than 60 days.
No car for a minimum of 60 days. This restriction will be lifted at the discretion of the house manager based on the resident’s progress and may last longer than 60 days.
Follow any and all other rules as updated by staff.
Complete individually assigned chores at designated times.
Proper personal hygiene is mandatory.
Proper clothing must be worn at all times and will be determined by staff.
No new tattoos or piercings.
No pornography of any kind.
No physical altercations.
Noise levels will be kept to a reasonable level determined by staff. No instruments or music after 10:00 p.m.
Curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Be respectful of our neighbors.
Refusal to complete any drug screening is cause for expulsion.
All residents must attend the house meeting nightly Monday through Friday.
Roots Recovery community residents must pay their own way after the first month. All residents must find a job and work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Fees are $125.00 per week, if you are not paid weekly we will make the necessary adjustments.
Family may pay only the initial admission fee of $700.00. No additional financial support or aid from anyone is permitted during your stay at Roots Recovery Houses.
Paid “side-work” (yard work, painting, etc.) is only permitted for residents who already have regular employment. Commissioned jobs are not permitted.
Residents may not work on Sundays. We attend many weekend events, and if you are scheduled to work Saturdays you must get the day off from work. Attendance at these events is mandatory.
Groceries are not included, residents will be provided with four $50.00 grocery cards for the first month, after that they will pay for their own food.
Failure to fully disclose any prescription medication, or the use of any prescribed medication not in accordance with the stated directions is grounds for immediate expulsion.
All personal items must be removed from the premises within 24 hours of completing your stay at Roots Recovery Houses LLC.
By signing below I agree that I have read and fully understand all of the above information. I assert that I have read and understand all admissions requirements, house standards, drug testing policies, housing fees and non- refundable fee information. I affirm that all information supplied by myself is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC is not responsible for relapse. I understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC is not a treatment center and does not have 24 hour staffing, counseling, or medical staff. I understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC methods are not guaranteed, and that relapse is a common outcome in which Roots Recovery Houses LLC is not to be held responsible.
I agree that any and all personal belongings left on Roots Recovery Houses premises for more than 24 hours after a resident is discharged or decides to leave the program for any reason become property of Roots Recovery Houses LLC, and by signing below I agree that Roots Recovery Houses LLC has the right to dispose of said belongings in any way they see fit.
I also agree that I will not hold Roots Recovery Houses LLC legally, morally, financially, or in any other form responsible for anything that occurs while taking part in the program, or anything that happens to any resident or is done by any resident at any time for any reason. I understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
I agree that any and all payments made in any fashion by anyone listed on this application or for anyone listed on this application to Roots Recovery Houses LLC are 100% non-refundable.
I understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC reserves the right to ask any resident to leave at any time for any reason with or without just cause. I understand that residents will not be under total supervision and that residents will never be restricted from leaving the facility.
I understand and agree that Roots Recovery Houses LLC and anyone affiliated with them at the time of incident, employed or not employed by Roots Recovery Houses LLC, is not responsible for any injury, death, or harm done to any resident or by any resident. I agree and understand that Roots Recovery Houses LLC is not a treatment center or a facility that is licensed by any state to provide therapy or treatment to residents for any reason. Roots Recovery Houses LLC is a community-based sober living program.
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