- Use of mood or mind altering chemicals, prescribed or otherwise, will result in immediate removal from the residence. We do not allow controlled substances or potentially abused medications. All residents are required to pass a urine screen or breathalyzer upon request.
- Rent for probationary residents is $150 per week followed by $125 per week for phase three. Rent for the upcoming week is due on Fridays prior to 7:00 pm. This is a typical pay then stay system, week to week, with no deposit and no refunds.
- Curfew following arrival is 9:30 pm and then 11:00 pm after probation period. If you maintain an approved second shift job your curfew will be adjusted. Failure to maintain a zero balance is automatic probation status until rent is current. Probationary residents may not be off property together, alone outside of work, or out with other non residents unsupervised. Six week probation release must be submitted online and approved.
- If you are not gainfully employed or a productive equivalent, you should be off property searching for first or second shift employment from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays. Never change or add jobs without permission.
- Friday Speaker (or Sunday group function if working), Tuesday Night study, weekly house meeting and Sunday morning service are mandatory. Irregular meeting schedule(s) due to work must be approved. Romantic contact at these functions is strictly prohibited.
- Improper or unprofessional behavior towards employers that reflect negatively upon BHR, including no calls and no shows, will result in loss of privileges.
- Your belongings may be searched at any time for any reason. We cannot provide storage services after discharge or accept responsibility for abandoned items. Every item must be removed at the time of departure with a 3 bag maximum checked on arrival. Valuables should never be stored at a recovery home.
- Bedrooms must be neat, clean and orderly with beds made. Every resident is involved with our rotating chore system and share responsibility for common areas.
- Absence for any of the mandatory posted obligations must be covered by notifying peers in advance. Elective meetings are not an excuse to miss curfew. House managers do not have the authority to alter guidelines and all visitation must take place off campus.
- You may not introduce, rearrange or otherwise remove furniture, equipment, literature or appliances from any residence. Vehicles are limited to phase 3 residents only.
- Any verbal threats, hate speech, acts of aggression or posession of dangerous items will be considered a risk to the security of our community and result in dismissal. We insist on a safe environment. Never bring a new or unapproved prescription into a home.
- We strive for a balance between structure and the freedom to pursue your own interests and individuality. Residents must never push their opinions, lifestyle or doctrine on others.
- Always stay within eyesight of staff or property when outdoors.
- Residents must remain together as a group during outings.
- Attend all scheduled meetings unless granted permission by staff.
- Rise at 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends ensuring beds are made and areas clean. There is no laying in beds until 4pm daily including napping on couches which is strictly prohibited. No photography on 1198 property.
- Never use or possess cell phones with the exception of approved individuals when contacting immediate family members.
- No visitations are allowed on BHR property for any reason.
- Never engage the entrance security system armed from 11:30pm to 6am.
- Residents must be approved in order to seek employment.
- Laundry room is off limits past 11pm and tv or kitchen use is prohibited beyond 11:30pm. Weightlifting and workout supplements are prohibited in the first phase of residency.
- Labeled foods are off limits unless permission is granted by owner in advance.
- Never enter a bedroom or apartment that is not your own.
- If you use it or consume it then clean, replace or return it immediately.
- Never pile clothing in laundry room or leave laundry unattended while absent.
- Phone calls may be scheduled after one week of residency and will occur no more than once per week.
- You should remain seated during meetings and avoid any physical or verbal contact with females in recovery. You may never use group outings as an opportunity to have unauthorized visits.
- Napping in common areas such as couches is prohibited at all times.
- Food and drink is to be consumed in designated areas only.
- Use of any mood or mind altering substance, prescribed or otherwise, is grounds for discharge.
- Threats, discriminatory speech or violence will result in eviction.
- Transition into phase 2 is a privilege not a right. You must receive approval to continue residency beyond 28 days.
- You may never receive packages while enrolled in phase one.
- All linens including blanket, pillows and sheets should be returned at the completion of phase one.
- Rent for the transition from phase one to phase two probation is $150/week. You may never change or add a job prior to phase three.
- Residents accepted into phase two must work an approved job within walking distance in Calabash. You must accept shifts as requested.
- Probation residents must abide by either phase one morning or evening schedule on weekdays. A pattern of “shopping” for phone calls between staff members is prohibited. Your choice of sponsor must be approved by staff.
* Dismissal for use of prohibited substances will result in a minimum 72 hour suspension on the first occasion if the resident admits to the offense and takes full responsibility. A positive screening is not necessary to determine evidence of intoxication. Any abuse of chemicals, including over the counter or legal substances, is sufficient reason for eviction. No one is permitted to return until they can pass a urine screen or breathalyzer and are cleared. Second occasion triggers an automatic 30 day suspension no exceptions. A second chance is a privilege not a right.
* For those unemployed, finding a job is a full time job and your time should be scheduled as such outside the home. Sobriety means you will stop using people and institutions to sustain your existence. In recovery you will learn to pay for the goods and services you receive and do without those you cannot afford. All residents must enter phase 3 within six months or voluntarily leave the premises.
* Pairing off, which means means spending an unusual amount of time or attention on an individual you meet at church or recovery functions, is strictly forbidden regardless of your motives. You may interact or communicate with women not involved in recovery activities privately on your own time. Females, as well as nonresidents, are never allowed at male independent living homes, including parking lots and driveways due to terms of commercial liability insurance and current certification. Third party vehicles, including family cars or company trucks, are not allowed.
* All personal belongings must be removed at the time of departure regardless of the circumstances. Our general expectation is a two week notice prior to moving. We cannot accept responsibility for abandoned items nor can we provide professional storage services. If a resident makes the decision to move out leaving personal items behind we have no way determining ownership or safeguarding items. Your valuables are your responsibility. Only individuals in phase 3 who leave on good terms with a proper notice are welcome to return for recovery functions. We do not collect deposits and rent is nonrefundable.
* One (1) 48 hour pass is granted after 90 days with approval in advance at house meeting. This pass must be used prior to eligibility for phase three. One (1) 24 hour pass is permitted following sixty consecutive days of sober residency. Only phase 3 residents may possess or operate vehicles. All pass requests must be logged at least 72 hours in advance and submitted digitally on the website. Deciding to take a pass at the last minute is considered to be suspicious behavior and is never to be approved. Financial obligations including rent must be met prior to departure.
* Twelve step meeting attendance is an absolutely essential part of early recovery and a requirement of BHR. All meetings must be local, verifiable meetings if they are to be counted. Every resident of Beach House Recovery must be actively working the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, maintain regular contact with a resident sponsor and fulfill all of the following:
(a) Attend 7 approved meetings per week including two outside AA/NA meetings
(b) Maintain meeting etiquette by remaining inside meeting facility with phones concealed at all times
(c) Avoid female contact or disruptive behavior at recovery functions or the community at large. Openly displaying or using phones at 1198 during phase 2 is unacceptable
(d) All jobs must be pre-approved and within walking distance. Never cut through a business or neighbors yard
(e) Never enter a private living quarters without an escort, puncture walls with pins/tacks or swap beds
(f) Never escort a phase 1 resident off property or loiter outside at 1198 prior to phase 3
(g) No sleeping on common couches or using house televisions for personal games
(h) Not occupy vans or homes from 9am-3pm unlesss employed and self supporting
(i) Only alumni who leave on good terms and with proper notice may visit campus following discharge. These are long term residents who give back via service and sponsorship
Treatment instructs individuals on theories about recovery. This is not treatment. This is where you use the experience and suggestions of those who have come before you to actually take responsibility for your own existence.
LEGAL, MEDICAL, FAMILY CRISIS AND EMERGENCY LEAVE POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS: residents who are ineligible for a pass will not be shown special treatment at Beach House Recovery under any circumstances. A major event or emotionally charged crisis is actually the worst possible time to leave the safety and support of a structured environment in early recovery. If an unforeseen pass is entirely necessary, with the exception of a medical issue or emergency, the resident must officially withdraw from BHR including all belongings and will be subject to readmission under strict terms including a urine screen. We entirely support the necessity of an individual to seek medical care at any time for any reason and will assist immediately when prompted. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that no narcotics are administered during treatment. If you allow a physician to administer a banned substance you have forfeited your residency at BHR.