Upon entering an HPL Residence, all guests must agree to the standards below:
Abstinence from drug and alcohol use. Drug and alcohol screens and the use of other monitoring methods help us ensure that the recovery environment is a safe one. If a guest relapses while living at Higher Path Living, he or she may be from the residence and given an appropriate referral to a higher level of care. Re-admission approval will be based on whether or not the guest has demonstrated honesty, openness and willingness to make recovery their top priority in the time since the relapse (re-admission is also based on space availability).
Higher Path Living residency plans. We require all guest to participate in certain activities intended to support recovery and emotional health. Participation in recovery meetings highly encouraged.
Active engagement in therapy and relapse prevention counseling. One of the ways in which Higher Path Living is different from traditional recovery residences is the evidence-based nature of HPL, with physicians that specialize in addiction recovery and licensed professional counselors available from the start and continuing throughout residency. The combination of living in a recovery-supportive environment, recovery coaching, and engagement with professional therapy provide the wrap-around support that can make all the difference in the pursuit of a sustainable recovery.
Medication Administration. During the orientation and progress stages of the program, residents will work with a Recovery Coach to develop consistent skills such as self-administration of medications, identification and resolution of any medication problems, and learning how to be a partner with their physician before making changes. During the program, medications will be securely stored on-site at Higher Path Living residences – and guests will be allowed to keep a limited supply in their room or bathroom. It is recommended that residents bring the proper number of doses for 30-days. Prescription refills are available through local pharmacies.
Participation in fitness and fun activities. Guests are encouraged to incorporate some form of exercise into their weekly schedule – and a gym membership is provided by HPL. Additionally, sober fun activities such as movie nights and/or recreational outings are also encouraged.
Meal Plans. Many guests provide their own meals, however a meal plan option is available at additional cost.
Maintenance and upkeep of homes and rooms. Higher Path Living provides weekly housekeeping and cleaning services for our guests. Guests are required to make their beds each day and must participate in the cleanliness and upkeep of their living environment. If guests are unable to negotiate with each other to manage cleaning and upkeep, then chore charts and monitoring for compliance may be required.
Accountability to staff and peers for whereabouts. Guests are accountable to each other and to the Recovery Coach for their whereabouts at all times. Overnight absences must be coordinated with a Recovery Coach.
Respect for fellow guests. All guests are to demonstrate common courtesy for fellow guests by maintaining proper attire, cleaning up after one’s self, and respecting each others’ personal property. Good manners and positive attitudes can make all the difference in the experience of sharing a home with others. This includes not having overnight guests and the Recovery Coach in residence must be informed of visitors in advance.
Support for fellow guests. Perhaps one of the most significant values of the recovery residence experience is the opportunity to get support from others who are also on the journey of recovery. Supporting each other during challenging times, inviting each other to go to mutual support meetings, sharing a meal or exercising together represents the true spirit of Higher Path Living recovery. “When one helps another, they both get better.”
Extending your stay. Most guests stay three to six months – and we request a 14-day advance notice prior to departure from a residence.
*Sexual activities between guests and/or outside individuals are strictly prohibited during your stay, and are grounds for expulsion from the residence.*
- Do not switch rooms or beds. Assignments for semi-private and private rooms are made based on seniority and length of stay.
- Borrowing or lending of money is not permitted.
- Resident must use a lock-box for medication bottles; weekly or daily medication can be placed in your room or bathroom for use.
- Residents must be dressed with a shirt and shorts/pants at all times unless in the bathroom, in bedroom with door closed.
- Clothing advertising drugs or alcohol, having double or offensive messages, is not allowed.
- Gambling of any kind including internet gambling is not allowed.
- Confidentiality and trust are vital in a community. Sharing of guests’ personal information to another guest is breaking the code of confidentiality, except in the context of group and for the purpose of supporting each other in recovery.
- Visits to bars, strip clubs, casinos or other similar locations are part of the people, places and things and are off limits to our guests.
- Smoking is not allowed inside the Residence, but a designated area outside is available.
- HPL is not responsible for your valuables and other personal items while you are staying with us. Please make arrangements to leave them at home or have them taken home.
- If the guest is currently employed or in school and can do his work remotely, such as computer work, emails, phone calls – accommodations can be given for time to work. Laptops, cell phone and other mobile communications devices are permitted as long as they do not interfere with the guest’s participation in the HPL program or put a guest at risk.
- For the respect for privacy for all, photographs of other guests may only be taken with their consent. However, no photos that include another guest may be posted online (including social media sites such as Facebook).
Note: Higher Path Living Policies and Rules can be modified at any time, or for anyone – in the best interest for the safety and security of all guests.