Structure is critical in keeping us accountable and responsible, especially in the early stages of recovery. We have found that by adhering to a structure we will have, at the end of the day, a sense of accomplishment and of purpose. Simultaneously, our self esteem and sense of self worth will also grow, one day at a time. All of this will support our efforts to remain clean and sober. The following elements are part of the structure at Sanctuary:
- Daily morning meditations
- Weekly house meetings
- Minimum 5 12-step meetings per week
- Sponsorship requirements
- Random drug and alcohol testing
- Enforced curfew
- Maintain cleanliness and organization
- Follow all house guidelines and rules
- Remain alcohol and drug free
- Engage in outside, volunteer service
- 12-step commitments encouraged
In short, we believe that it is important for our guests to be working, seeking employment, going to school, participating in Out Patient Treatment, and/or doing service work, and we will support you at every step in this effort.
We encourage all residents to actively have a schedule during the day in order to regain a sense of self worth. By finding direction and staying active in recovery related projects one finds purpose.