1. A commitment to stay at least six months and work the Twelve Steps. Residents are expected to work all twelve steps, and may stay longer than six months.
2. Complete abstinence from all mind & mood altering substances. This includes illegal drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs (certain medical exceptions can be made), or any other substance used to alter your mind or mood. We do not accept residents that are taking Vyvanse, Suboxone or Subutex, and we screen for those as well.
3. Willingness to get a "sponsor", which is a person who will guide you through the twelve steps of Recovery. We expect everyone to have a sponsor by the end of their first week in the house.
4. Willingness to follow all program rules and directions. Tried and True is a structured living environment that provides all residents with the opportunity to live life to the fullest, but learn to live with structure and accountability.
5. You must either have a job, be actively seeking employment (this will be verified), be attending an outpatient program or school, or participating in community service or volunteer work during the day. Learning to fill our day with worthwhile and productive activities is an important aspect of Recovery.
6. Willingness to attend meetings regularly. Residents must attend seven meetings each week for their first month. Six meetings per week are required for Residents after one month in the house. There may also be other mandatory meetings, retreats, and functions throughout the year. You will be expected to adjust your schedule to accommodate mandatory house meetings.