House Rules & General Expectations
At all of our recovery residences we provide sober and clean housing for men. Our foundation lies in offering our residents a quality way to live a sober and clean life. Surrounded by a great support system both in and beyond our walls. In order for the Anthony House to continue being successful for our residents, expectations for our residents are made clear. Learning the benefits, and taking responsibility of, our own actions helps our residents build vital tools for structured living. We believe that sober living is not about not drinking or doing drugs, but rather that it’s about learning to live drug and alcohol free. Feeling welcomed and supported allows our residents to grow in sobriety and flourish in their new way of life.
As a resident of any of our sober homes taking personal responsibility for your actions is important, and there are certain expectations that are required for continued residency. However, we are set up from the very beginning to allow for these successes to happen. First and foremost, we always want our residents to feel safe and comfortable within our walls. On the outside of the house, we provide beautiful outdoor surroundings, a backyard pond and a three-car garage. Additionally, amenities on the inside include refrigerators, beds and furniture, cable television and local phone. Free laundry facilities and a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, and plates as well. We provide all of these basic amenities in order to have a clean environment that allows our residents to focus on themselves and live a safe, sober life.
Keeping Up with the Amenities
When a resident arrives, one of the first things we do is go over a resident agreement. This agreement is to clarify their role within the house, and their personal responsibility to themselves. Residential agreements can look slightly different for everyone, however, many things stay the same. And most importantly, maintaining an alcohol and drug free environment is the ultimate expectation. Residents will also have a significant role in the management of the home. This expectation includes doing a share of cleaning, and maintaining the house. This is so the house can continue to be a safe haven for clean and sober living. Typically, a chore list is created by our house manager with a rotating schedule for our residents. However, daily general housekeeping is mandatory for all residents, and is enforced.
Also, within each residential agreement, there will be items dedicated to each resident’s recovery. Some of these items include:
- Maintaining a drug and alcohol-free environment.
- Participating in regular AA or NA or DA meetings.
- Having a sponsor and being a sponsor.
- Including new sober friends that you live with and go to meetings with.
- Experiencing fellowship with like-minded professionals and that flourish in the spiritual principle of Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Being involved in the local community.
- Attending a weekly house meeting.
It’s no secret that there are many different stages and steps within the process of recovery. At our sober living houses, we aim to meet you where you are. Our homes are close to multiple Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as Narcotic Anonymous meetings. We have every expectation that our residents will make these meetings, and that they can feel support both at our homes and within our community. Our goal is to make sure you find the right fit for your recovery. Utilizing the tools you are taught in treatment and meetings allows our residents to build a strong foundation for a healthy, sober lifestyle. For more detailed information about our services and expectations here at the Anthony House, contact us today. Call today at 651-334-2395.
We want you to feel welcome and supported with our program. If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with us, just let us know. We want to make sure you find the right fit and are successful in your recovery.