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.