To maintain a supportive and safe sober living environment for all our residents and staff, Next Step Recovery has a strict “no tolerance” policy for the following behaviors/actions:
Violation of any of the following will result in immediate dismissal from NSR:
Residents who have participated in any of these behaviors/actions will be required to leave the program immediately.
A complete list of Next Step Recovery’s program policies and standards can be reviewed in our House Contract. Several key policies are summarized below.
Smoking is permitted outside in designated smoking areas only. No smoking or vaping in apartments, breezeways or stairs. Each apartment has its own balcony which residents are allowed to smoke.
Visitors are not permitted in sleeping areas, with the exception of family members who may be shown the sleeping area for a maximum of 10 minutes. Female visitors are not allowed in apartments. Family members are always welcome in the common living areas.
Animals are not permitted.
Residents are prohibited from taking narcotic pain medications and benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. Cough and flu medicines and mouthwashes that contain alcohol are also prohibited. All other approved medicines must be self-administered by residents who are responsible for obtaining their own refills, as needed. We do not currently admit men taking Suboxone.
Click here for an overview of our Recovery Stage Advancement program.
Please note that individual cases are reviewed by the Executive Director at every stage.