12-step sober living home

Structure and Rules

Discovery Sober Living provides a structured quality living environment for men rebuilding self-esteem, health, well-being, and careers. Our residents must be serious about recovery and dedicated to living clean and sober lives. In addition, they must be willing to live by our policies and facility rules.

Policies, Procedures, and Expectations:

  • The first 30 days is a probationary period and curfew is 11 pm. After the initial 30-day period, you will have an individual meeting with management to determine your eligibility for non-probationary status.   After you have successfully completed the probationary period the curfew is midnight unless another time is requested and approved by management;
  • Discovery Sober Living is a 12-step based house. Upon admission, you have two weeks to find a sponsor. If you have trouble finding a sponsor, please contact Keith and Eric and they will help you find one;
  • A minimum of 4 AA, NA or similar meetings per week is required. 90 meetings in 90 days are strongly encouraged;
  • All members are subject to random drug screenings or breathalyzer at any time;
  • There will be a mandatory house meeting on Sunday evening; with an optional potluck meal prior to the meeting;
  • Members must hold a service commitment;
  • All members must maintain employment, be enrolled in school and/or job search, or volunteer 20 hours per week;
  • While on job search, you must be out of the house actively seeking employment between 10AM and 2PM. If you have secured a job and are waiting to start working, you must be out of the house doing something positive from 10AM – 2PM;
  • Members seeking employment in an environment that serves alcohol must receive approval by House Management;
  • If a member is suspected of being under the influence of synthetic drugs that are not covered by our test, the member must get lab testing at Quest Diagnostics or a similar lab. If the member’s test comes back positive he will be expelled from the house.   This is at the Member’s expense;
  • House cleaning and chores are assigned weekly. Members are expected to keep their assigned area clean and orderly. Members are expected to plan their time accordingly in order to complete their individually assigned chores;
  • No overnights will be allowed for anyone during the 30-day probationary period without prior approval by management, and the request needs to be made at least 24 hours in advance;
  • All overnight stays off premises must be requested through the House management;
  • Discovery Sober Living management has the right to communicate with the member’s family or referent before approving overnight passes;
  • One overnight stay per week is allowed, unless pre-approved by House Management;
  • Member’s accounts must be paid in full in order to be eligible for an overnight pass;
  • Overnights are 24 hours, unless pre-approved by Management;
  • If a member is taking prescription medication, it is his responsibility to take the medication as prescribed.  There is no sharing of medication between members. It is the member’s responsibility to inform management during the intake process of their medications. It is strongly suggested that the member follow up with an appropriate doctor to monitor their medication within 30 days of admission;


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Facility Rules

  • Smoking is not permitted inside the house.  You can smoke only in the backyard, and cigarette butts should be discarded in the receptacle provided.  Do not smoke in the front yard and do not litter anywhere with cigarette butts;
  • Vaping is permitted outside;
  • Be clean!  Bedrooms and living areas should be kept in order at all times. Beds are to be made first thing in the morning, and personal belongings are to be stored in rooms neatly. Rooms are subject to inspection at any time.  Do not leave dishes in the sink and clean up after yourself;
  • No food or beverages, with the exception of water, are to be in bedrooms, at any time;
  • Do not attempt to make any repairs to the house or property. If there is a maintenance problem, please inform the house manager so we can insure the issue is taken care of promptly;
  • Do not use nails, push pins, etc. on the walls, floors, or other surfaces without prior consent;
  • Incense, candles, halogen lamps, and any other flame hazard are prohibited,
  • Please be considerate of the other members and don’t take extended showers;
  • Doors are to be locked when leaving and entering the house. Always make sure the electronic lock functioned properly;
  • Don’t enter anyone else’s room without permission, and never when they aren’t home;
  • Female guests are allowed in the common areas only. Females are not allowed in the bedrooms;
  • No sex in the house;
  • Do not tamper with any of the smoke or carbon monoxide alarms;
  • Surfing pornography or distasteful websites on the house computer is strictly prohibited;
  • All members are responsible for ensuring anonymity and friendliness of the house within the neighborhood.  Please be respectful of neighbors and your house-mates;
  • Do not solicit in the neighborhood, or loiter in front of the house;
  • Do not park in front of the neighbor’s house;
  • Parking spaces are available but limited, please inform management of you have a vehicle, so we can designate a parking plan.

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