North Austin Sober House Rules

1 ) Any use of alcohol or drugs is grounds for immediate expulsion. ACTS Recovery Homes are based on the principals of 12 Step Programs. All members are expected to have a sponsor, be active in their sobriety, and to work an open and honest program.

2 ) No disruptive behavior is allowed. Any behavior detrimental to the serenity and recovery of any house member will not be tolerated. This includes threats, physical violence or any form of intimidation.

3 ) Stealing, destruction of property and violent behavior is cause for immediate expulsion. If it does not belong to you, do not use it or take it. If you damage the house, contents of the house, or another house member’s property you will be expected to pay for it.

4 ) Absolutely no knives, weapons, or firearms of any kind are allowed on the property.

5 ) No one is allowed in another member’s room unless invited, with the exception of ACTS Recovery Home Staff. Approved guests of a member are confined to the common areas and are not allowed in any of the bedrooms. No overnight guests are allowed. All guests must leave the premises by 10:00 p.m.

6 ) Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests. It is your responsibility to make sure your guests follow the rules of the house. Remember, this is a group living home. If your guests are visiting frequently and/or for extended periods of times so as to become intrusive, your guest privileges may be suspended.

7 ) Absolutely no sexual activity is permitted between residents.

8 ) Everyone is expected to sleep in their room. Sleeping or napping in the common areas is not permitted.

9 ) Within 30 days, all residents are required to be working, attending school, or otherwise engaged in a wholesome activity. Residents with unusual job requirements and /or schedules will be considered on a case by case basis and must have prior approval of staff.

10 ) Any resident not employed or in school must be out of the house between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Any resident in violation of this rule will be subject to extra chores and/or ACTS Recovery Home Staff securing a volunteer job for the resident.

11 ) Curfew is 11:00 pm Sunday- Thursday, 12:00 am Friday and Saturday. Overnight passes must be approved in advance by the director. No overnight pass will be authorized within the first 30 days of residency.

12 ) A computer, telephone, and television is available for use by all house members. Limit your time if other members are waiting to use these items. There is absolutely no porn or gambling allowed on the computer. Visiting these websites is cause for suspension of computer privileges.

13 ) Smoking or use of any tobacco product is NOT allowed in the house. Smoking and dipping is permitted in the back yard only.

14 ) All residents are required to complete daily and weekly chores as assigned. All residents are required to clean up after themselves, keep their personal space neat and orderly, and maintain good personal hygiene.

15 ) Membership Fees must be paid on time. Late payments are subject to fines.

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