Summary of House Rules

  • ​ As a resident of the Lincoln’s House Recovery Residences (LHRR) supportive living environment, I understand and agree to the following:

 

  • I will not possess any drugs, alcohol, or mood-altering substances.  This includes ‘non-alcoholic’ beer or wine.  Mouthwash or medications with alcohol are not allowed. Only over-the-counter medication that is on the “Safe List” may be used.

  • Residents must turn in all medications to Staff upon intake and each time prescriptions are filled/refilled.  Sharing of medications with other residents is not allowed.  All medication must be taken as prescribed by doctor.

  • I will agree to take random drug/alcohol tests when requested by LHRR staff. Refusal or failure to take the test immediately, or a positive test, will result in immediate dismissal from LINCOLN’S HOUSE Recovery Residences with a recommendation for a higher level of care. 

  • I agree to attend and be on time for all LINCOLN’S HOUSE Recovery Residences meetings, including but not limited to House Manager Meeting, 1-1 meetings, Life Skills, Interviews, weekly Big Book meeting, additional in-house recovery meetings or any other group recommended by the LHRR staff.

  • Cell phones are prohibited during any group, meeting, or activity.  

  • I agree to have a sponsor and home group within 2 weeks of admission at Lincoln’s House Recovery Residences.  Sponsor contact information will be provided to staff. Residents are expected to have daily contact with a sponsor and weekly meetings for working the 12-Steps with Sponsor.

  • Recovery will be my #1 priority above all else (work, relationships, etc.). Residents are encouraged to seek employment during normal, daytime hours (9-5).  Residents are expected to have employment or a full-time work schedule (minimum 32 hours) within 30 days of admission to LHRR.  Restaurant/delivery drivers’ jobs have resulted in a 100% relapse rate and are no longer acceptable for residents while in recovery.

  • I understand that violence, or threats of violence, emotional or physical will not be tolerated and are grounds for immediate dismissal and possible legal action.

  • I will not bring weapons into the community - including stored in a vehicle.

  • LINCOLN’S HOUSE Recovery Residences Staff reserves the right to search personal property at any time while I am a resident at LINCOLN’S HOUSE Recovery Residences.

  • I agree to let someone in my community and/or Staff know where I am always.  I will sign IN/OUT on the LH Sign-In/Out Log book. 

  • I will ensure to maintain daily personal hygiene in the bathroom only.

  • I’ll ensure I’m properly clothed (no bare feet, no socks, no exposed/droopy boxers, no naked chests, and no inappropriate slogans on clothes etc.). I will be fully dressed in the common areas at all times.

  • I will be responsible for chores, housekeeping duties and will do my fair share including additional seasonal tasks, upgrades to the home, completing an extra chore if a fellow resident is on an Overnight Pass or sick.

  • I understand that my bedroom is to be clean and my bed made daily before 0800 hours inspection. I understand that residences are subject to inspections.

  • I understand that smoking/chewing/vaping is authorized in the outside patio area ONLY.  Residents who smoke must keep the patio areas always clean.  Smoking towers must be kept clean and emptied weekly.

  • Overnight Pass Request forms must be filled out completely and APPROVED in writing before a pass transpires.  No resident shall visit establishments such as bars, lounges, casinos or Adult entertainment (strip clubs, massage parlors, cannabis/THC/Pot/Weed shops and sex shops).

  • To protect the hardwood floors and maintain a healthy environment, only indoor slippers and indoor shoes/flip flops can be worn.  Footwear is swapped in the shoe room.  

  • ALL food, drinks, candy, candy wrappers, coffee, sugar, cookies, chips, soda, etc. allowed in Common areas only

  • Residents will not gamble in any form to include scratch tickets, poker games, Fantasy Football).