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Mandatory Meetings
Our residential recovery community uses a 12-step focus to structure and encourage peer support, personal growth and development. We believe this approach is very effective for preventing relapse and for helping residents develop the skills and resources to live a successful and substance-free life. We require all residents to obtain a sponsor and to attend at least 3 AA/NA meetings per week. We also require residents to attend all house meetings.

Daily Work
Residents are required to work, volunteer or attend school full time at least four days each week. Learning to balance work with self improvement, personal care and social obligations is excellent preparation for transitioning back into daily life without drugs and alcohol.

Meal Preparation/Laundry
Residents are responsible for purchasing groceries, preparing their meals and doing their laundry in the house facilities that are provided. Practicing these life skills strengthens self sufficiency, which is essential to the recovery process.

House Chores
Residents are required to keep their rooms and bathrooms clean and orderly and to perform their assigned weekly house chore. House managers may conduct room inspections at any time, and residents may be fined for failure to complete daily chores.

Curfew/Weekend Pass
Grail House for Men provides structured supervision by requiring residents to sign in and out, by setting curfews and by requiring written approval for weekends spent outside the recovery house. This level of accountability helps residents feel safe and provides the structure necessary to help them succeed in early recovery.

Privacy
Residents must respect the anonymity of other residents in recovery. Personal or house business is confidential and should not be discussed outside of the weekly house meeting. Personal problems should be discussed privately with the House Manager.

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