FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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A: A recovery home is a group residence where recovering addicts and alcoholics live as they transition back into society after treatment or relapse. These are drug-free and alcohol-free residences that usually have a house manager or counselor who makes sure all members abide by the rules and oversees any activities at the home. Residents pay fees and will have daily chores to maintain the household. Every household member must follow all of the rules to continue living at the house, including random drug and alcohol testing. Many individuals in recovery stay at the recovery home for a few months, but you can stay as long as you want as long as you comply with all house rules. At Elevate Recovery Homes, you can come and go as you please as long as you don't use drugs or alcohol. We have a set nightly curfew. Transitioning back to everyday life is more accessible here because you live with others in recovery who are also living a sober lifestyle. All of our members have a common goal: maintaining their sober lifestyle and supporting and encouraging each other along the way.
A: After completing a treatment program for substance use disorder where you have been in a controlled environment, it is common to feel uneasy about what to expect when you return home. You may not yet trust yourself to resist the old triggers of drug use and alcohol use. A recovery environment provides a safe and productive place to transition from a residential treatment center to a traditional living environment. It is an opportunity to live among like-minded people in recovery, who share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. By deciding to receive after-treatment care in a recovery home, you are taking measures to prevent a relapse from happening.
A: No. The only requirement is a clean drug and alcohol screening upon admittance.
A: Bring your clothes, phone/tablet/computer, medications, and any personal care items that you need. You will be responsible for your food. Bedding, towels, and pillows will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own. It's a good idea to get a headlamp, shower caddy, and laundry bag/hamper.
A: Visitors are allowed with prior staff approval, although overnight stays are not permitted.
A: Yes. You must provide proof of vehicle insurance and registration. You will also need a valid driver's license.
A: No. Pets, emotional support animals, therapy animals, and service animals are not permitted. You are more than welcome to visit them on your own time or have someone bring them for a visit, but only if they are housebroken. Animals cannot stay overnight.
A: No. Please bring your personal care items like shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. We will provide you with a towel and washcloths.
A: Of course! Please make an appointment with us to tour your new home.
A: We will reference scientific resources to help us decide if a medication is okay for someone recovering from addiction to take with minimal risk to their sobriety. Medications that are addictive or habit-forming are typically discouraged. We do not allow any controlled substances. Some medications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Suboxone is allowed.
A: You will be expected to have a job or actively seeking employment. You will need to participate in your Elevation Plan—all community members are required to take part in the care of the house itself and treat yourself and others respectfully.
A: Yes and No. There will be a strict curfew, and any overnight stays require prior staff approval. During the day and before curfew, you are free to come and go as you please.
A: Paying community fees on time is a requirement, just like any other dwelling you rent or pay a mortgage on. Any past due payments will be assessed a fine for each day you are late. Delinquent payments may result in us asking you to leave the community immediately.
A: We have a zero-tolerance policy concerning alcohol/drug use or possession, weapons, violence, and sexual contact.
A: You are in control of how long you stay with us, but we ask that you stay for a minimum of 30 days.
A: We will perform a thorough background check on all of our prospective members to ensure the safety of our community. Violent offenders will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We do not accept individuals with sex offenses.
A: No, you do not have to come from treatment or detox. We prefer that you have at least 30 days of sobriety, but if you have less time than that, we will consider admittance on a case-by-case basis as long as you can pass a drug and alcohol test on or before your move-in date.
A: Once you are finished with orientation and have a job, you will be able to stay overnight away from the house with an approved pass.
A: No. We do not accept insurance.
A: Upon request, staff can provide weekly communication with family members and status updates to ensure members meet their goals and address any issues along the way; however, we encourage our members to begin creating a life of self-reliance and independence.