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General Rules and Expectations

Pennsylvania General Rules and Expectations

Personal phone calls

  • Phone privileges begin after 7 days in treatment with permission from therapist at that time.
  • Each client will be able to use phones on the day assigned to their therapist- every other day of the week and everyone on Sundays- sign up sheets will be available.
  • 15 minute limit unless therapist recommends otherwise.
  • Phone times are 4:30 (or after clinical program) until 10:00 pm (last call starts at 9:45).
  • Calls made in observation/ Tech room.
  • A facility phone will be used to make the calls. Calls will be monitored on speaker for safety and appropriateness.
  • Phones will not be handed over to another client. If this is rule is violated, phone privileges will be reevaluated by clinical team.

Dress code – casual and comfortable clothing is appropriate

  • Women:
    • No halter or off the shoulder tops.
    • Tank tops are appropriate if they have “two finger” wide straps
    • No shirts or blouses that expose cleavage.
    • Shorts are to be at fingertip length and no more than 1 in. below navel.
    • No images or writing that alludes to drugs, sex, alcohol, or violence.
    • Appropriate undergarments to be worn at all times.
    • Sleep wear needs to be worn at night and it must be non-revealing.
    • No pajamas are to be worn outside of room.
    • Shoes are to be worn at all times when out of room.
    • No hats or sunglasses are to be worn in the facility.
  • Men:
    • Shirts are to be worn at all times.
    • No tank tops are to worn in the building.
    • Shorts and pants are to be worn at the waist line.
    • Sleep wear needs to be worn at night and it must be non-revealing.
    • No pajamas are to be worn outside of room.
    • Shoes are to be worn at all times when out of the room.
    • No images or writing that alludes to drugs, sex, alcohol, or violence.
    • No hats or sunglasses are to be worn in the building.

LIVING AREAS

  • Rooms to be cleaned on a daily basis and kept neat and clean at all times.
  • Staff may search all areas of the rooms at any time.
  • No laying or sleeping on couches.
  • No candles are permitted.
  • No TV after bedtime.
  • Men and Women clients are never allowed in the same room.
  • Visitation to one another’s room is not permitted.

Rules

  • Bedroom doors are NOT to be locked.
  • Laundry is to be done during your free time.
  • The last load of laundry is to be started by 9:00 pm and done by 10:00 pm.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any rooms or buildings.
  • Smoking is allowed during scheduled break times. These times are listed on the client schedule. Staff will do their best to these times consistent.
  • Inspections of living areas will be made at random by facility staff and if found to be unkempt, privileges may be suspended until problems identified are attended to by clients responsible for the area identified.
  • Gambling is not permitted at any time.
  • Packages delivered from outside entities are not permitted. All mail and approved items received from Family will be searched for safety of client and community before provided to client.
  • Packages delivered from outside entities are not permitted. All mail and approved items received from Family will be searched for safety of client and community before provided to client.

DAYTIME ACTIVITY

  • Wake up is at 6:30 a.m.; dressed by 7.00 a.m. and ready for first scheduled activity.
  • Beds are to be made and rooms clean and in order before daily schedule begins.
  • Meals are to be eaten in the cafeteria
  • Attendance at all groups, meetings and any scheduled activities is mandatory. Non-attendance may result in dismissal from the program.
  • If you have any questions regarding your medical treatment or if you are feeling ill, alert the tech staff so that an assessment can be conducted and a course of action directed by the medical staff.
  • Prompt attendance is expected and leaving meetings early is

BEDTIME

  • Appropriate sleep attire shall be worn as random head checks are done throughout the evening and night by resident staff.
  • Bedtime Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 12a.m
  • TV Hours: TV is turned off at bedtime.

Tobacco

  • No smoking in buildings, apartments, or vehicles
  • Smoking only in designated areas.
  • Discard cigarette/cigar butts in appropriate receptacles.
  • No trash in the smoking receptacles- uses garbage cans.
  • Purchase of tobacco products is done on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, Items will be requested on a signup sheet that is to be completed that morning by the individual. Money must be on account the day prior.
  • Chewing Tobacco is not permitted.

Contraband – Defined as anything that can be used to function as weapons, instruments of self-harm, or otherwise pose threats of injury, as well as distractions or interruptions to treatment or the community. Staff may use their discretion. The following is a partial list of Contraband items:

  • Illicit drugs or paraphernalia
  • Alcohol and/or liquids containing alcohol including cologne and hairspray
  • Potential weapons including guns, knives and the like
  • Syringes (*unless medically prescribed, which staff will keep)
  • Cell phones, cell phone chargers and pagers
  • Pornography
  • Anything fire hazard (i.e. aerosol cans, candles, incense)

All contraband will be handled as follows:

Items will be confiscated by the staff and placed in a safe and secured area until the individual leaves. This will also include unapproved cash, credit cards, and any contraband items.

Additional restricted items that will keep consistent safety, privacy, reduced distractions, and potential damage to the facilities. They will be held by staff and stored appropriately.

  • Radios, TV’s, musical instruments (unless approved by clinical team), iPods, CD players, lap tops, head phones
  • No photographic equipment is allowed on property; this is to ensure confidentiality of all Just Believe Recovery Center, LLC individuals.
  • Newspapers or non-recovery reading materials
  • Craft or hobby items
  • Personal sport equipment
  • Straight edge razors, aerosol cans, perfumes, any items that contain alcohol, toxic markers, nail polish
  • Chewing gum, snuff, pipes, cigars
  • Body piercing jewelry- to be removed at admission and stored.

*Staff may search personal belongings, as well as the client, at any time*

Visitation

  • Visitation is permitted after the second weekend of treatment.
  • Visitors need to be approved by Clinical Team.
  • Visitor requests must be in to therapist by the Thursday before the visitation day.
  • Visitation is on Sundays from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
  • Each client will be allowed a maximum of three (3) family members for visitation- visitors must be over the age of 13 years- Special arrangements will be made for visitation with children under age 13.
  • Visitors are not allowed in client bedrooms.
  • Any packages/articles brought in by visitors must be inspected by staff before being given to client or taken into the community. This may delay your receiving these items until after visitation time.
  • Appropriate boundaries and courteous public conduct is expected at all times.
  • Clients will remain together as a group during all outside AA/NA meetings and will not leave the group for any reason.
  • Do not invite or disclose location of meetings to friends/family to meet you there.

Grounds for immediate discharge

  • Sexual activity
  • Use of drugs and/or alcohol or knowledge of peer using, or bring substance on property.
  • Violence and/or threats of harm or violence.
  • Leaving property without permission.
  • Not taking prescription medication as prescribed i.e. hiding, sneaking, “cheeking”, palming, and sharing.
  • Any behavior that the professional staff deems detrimental to the wellbeing of the recovering community i.e. repeated infraction of rules, persistent negativity, gossiping, ridiculing, or disrespecting peers or staff may result in restriction of privileges.
  • In more serious cases, repeated violations, or disregard for the house rules, and/or repeated refusal to comply with therapeutic recommendations will result in a therapeutic discharge.
  • Random urine screens and breathalyzers may be asked for at any time. The Staff will notify the client before a specimen is desired. Refusal to submit to urine screen or breathalyzer will be considered a positive drug/alcohol result and may result in immediate discharge.

The guidelines outlined above are the result of years of experience in residential treatment. The team at Just Believe Recovery Center, LLC considers them to be essential in making the beginning of your journey towards recovery a safe, healthy and productive one. Please feel free to speak with any staff member if you need assistance in understanding these guidelines.

Just Believe Recovery is a fully licensed, Joint Commission accredited, comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment center located in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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