The first stage is the most important to someone’s recovery in order to gain control over his or her addiction. That is why we have outlined a structured program as laid out below. TIME Sober Living residents will be given extra attention during the first 30 days to give them the best chance at success. We know you can do this!
Buddy Phase: The whole purpose of our buddy phase is not to punish you or keep you on lock down. Rather, it’s an opportunity for you to get to know us and vice versa. It’s also an opportunity for you to get acclimated to new personalities, new rules and a new environment.
A couple of things you should be aware of while in the buddy phase:
- You are not permitted to leave the community for any reason without a senior member who is in Phase I or higher. If you are having a difficult time finding a resident who meets these requirements, please see a member of our staff.
- You are allowed to have a vehicle, however, your keys must be turned in to a TIME staff member. You may request your keys and have full access to your car as long as you are accompanied by another client who is in Phase I or higher. Valid reasons for requesting access to your vehicle without a senior member of the community include, but are not limited to, if you are actively looking for work and prepared to provide proof of job search, or if you’re actively working with a sponsor and have a meeting arranged. In these circumstances, please speak to the TIME staff and we will make arrangements. Please be aware, keys must be turned in once you return to the property.
All new residents will be on the buddy phase for a minimum of 1 week. Phasing up is a privilege that is earned. It’s not only based on your sobriety and compliance with our rules, but also your attitude and overall willingness. It will be at management’s discretion as to whether it is extended or not.
Curfew will be determined by which phase of our program you are in. As you progress, curfews will be adjusted as follows:
- Buddy and Phase I – 10:00 pm
- Phase II – 11:00 pm
- Phase III – 12:00 am
- Phase IV – 1:00 am
Lights out for all residents is at 1:00 am Sunday through Thursday. Lights out on Friday and Saturday is at 2:00 am. All clients must be in their own unit by 12:00 am. Lights out means lights out. No use of television, gaming systems, laptop computers or telephones. Multiple offenses and failure to comply will result in devices being held by staff in the administration office.
Length of stay at TIME does not determine what phase you will be in. We take a number of factors into consideration. It’s a combination of your sobriety time, actions, attitude, any infractions earned, rent status, meeting and IOP attendance, and participation in our peer supported groups and/or events that will ultimately determine your phase.
Phase changes will be communicated to residents by the staff during our weekly community meetings held on Sundays.
When it comes time for you to move on—whether you are going back home, there is an unresolved conflict/issue with our program, or you simply need a change—please give us the respect to communicate your intensions to the staff. If you are truly making a decision for the betterment of your recovery, we will always support you. TIME Sober Living is not for everyone and there are several other local recovery residences.
However, that being said, there is still a formal discharge protocol that clients must follow. You will be required to provide a UA and perform a breathalyzer test in addition to signing off on a few forms and questionnaires. We will try to make the discharge process as quick and painless as possible.
NOTE: TIME will not be held liable for any personal belongings left behind by clients after any discharge.
Any and all medications kept by TIME for safekeeping will be personally handed to the representative of the new treatment facility accepting responsibility for the client’s care. In addition, a medication release form must be completed and signed by the representative of the treatment facility. Clients who walk off property against staff advice or opt to not go back to treatment, do not qualify to receive their medications at that given time. You may contact staff after 24 hours for direction on how to retrieve your medications. Medications will be released only during a proper discharge.
Clients who are discharged, whether properly or by leaving against staff advice, are not permitted back on TIME property. Failure to comply will result in legal ramifications for the client.
TIME Sober Living does not honor any refunds, whether for rent or any other payments made to TIME.
In the event that a recovery resident is discharged or if they leave on their own accord, they will not receive a refund. All money prepaid is forfeited.
In the event that you make a prepayment in order to reserve your admission to TIME and do not admit, you lose your deposit.
All rules and regulations strictly enforced.