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Accountability and structure are vital to the success of sobriety and an

 important component in preventing relapse.


  Anchor Sober House Rules

Updated 8/23/2018


  • *No ALCOHOL or ILLEGAL DRUG use allowed at any time. Use of either drugs or alcohol are grounds for immediate eviction.

  • *Curfew of 11:00 p.m. Must sign-in by 10:59:59 pm.

  • *Mandatory attendance at 12-Step Meetings



  • Buy your own food. Labeling food is recommended.

  • Clean up area immediately and put all leftover food away

  • Wash ALL dishes and cooking utensils immediately upon completion of your meal. DO NOT leave items soaking in the sink

  • Meals are to be eaten in the kitchen or dining room only. Light snacks are permitted in the TV/ living room

  • House dishes are not to be taken outside

  • DO NOT pour grease or oil in the sinks

  • Do not cut anything on countertops. Use cutting boards for this purpose

  • Any food products containing alcohol of any type are not allowed (i.e. vanilla extract, cooking wines etc.)



  • Bedrooms are to be clean and organized at all times

  • Beds will be made each morning

  • No food is to be stored or eaten in bedrooms

  • Bedroom doors are to remain unlocked

  • Visitors are not allowed in bedrooms at any time

  • Clothes, wet towels, and dirty linens are to be placed in designated area (i.e. clothes hamper, drawers, towel rack etc.)


Living/ Great Room

  • Please be considerate of people watching TV

  • No eating meals in the living/TV room. Light snack & beverage are OK. Please clean the area when you leave

  • The house TV will be turned off at the time designated by the House Manager/ House Captain


On-Site Gym

  • Please put all weights/ gym equipment back in its designated place after use.          

  • Limit gym use to no more than 90 minutes per session.



  • Those currently employed or in school have laundry priority after work & the weekends

  • Laundry hours are 6 am to 9 pm. Please do not start your laundry after 7:30 pm.

  • Make sure your load is adjusted in the washer to avoid unbalancing.

  • Check to see if anyone is showering prior to starting your laundry.

  • Use warm/cold or cold/cold water temperatures ONLY.

  • Please remove your laundry promptly. If laundry is left longer than 15 minutes after ending cycle, please place wet clothes in the dryer or dry clothes on top of the dryer. Respect others’ laundry as you would want yours respected.

  • Only dry one load from the washer at a time.

  • Empty the lint trap in the dryer after each load. Please put the lint in the trash can.


Dress Code

  • No gang or drug/alcohol related, or outlandish clothing or paraphernalia.

  • All residents will be fully and properly clothed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. whenever outside their bedroom.

  • Proper footwear will be worn at all times



  • Please limit showers from 5 to 8 minutes and overall use of the bathroom to 15 minutes (especially during the morning hours). Dry off before getting out of the shower. Visitors may not use the showers.

  • Do not wash clothes in the showers.

  • Do not leave items hanging to dry on knobs or towel racks. No personal items left out.

  • Mouthwash that contains alcohol is not allowed.

  • Clean shower, tub, and sink immediately after each use.


Vehicles & parking

  • One vehicle per licensed guest.

  • Vehicle must be in good operating condition, currently registered, and insured.

  • Street parking is available. Please no parking in the driveway.



  • *Smoking, candles, or incense are not allowed inside ANY BEDROOM, bathroom, house in general or entryways/patio.

  • Ashes and butts must be put in designated containers in designated smoking area.

  • A $500 cleaning fee will be charged for any room that needs to be cleaned as a result of smoking.



  • Loud music or TV’s at any time is unacceptable. Please be considerate of others.

  • Content of music and TV is subject to review by Staff for acceptability.

  • No Personal TV’s will be allowed.



  • No one under 18 years of age.

  • You are responsible for your visitors.

  • Visitors must be sober at all times.

  • Visitors may not arrive before 5 pm and must leave by 7 pm on M-F.

  • Visitors may not arrive before 1 pm and must leave by 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Visitors are not allowed in any bedroom at any time.

  • Visitors may go in the kitchen, living/dining room, and bathroom (they may not use the showers, gym, or washer/dryer.

  • No sexual activities.

  • Visitors must respect the house and those living there.


Overnight Passes

  • Passes may be granted to residents in good standing with sufficient notice and/or for emergency purposes only (i.e. funeral).



  • Residents and visitors are required to avoid threats, antisocial contact, and lewdness.

  • Respect for others is paramount at Anchor House. If it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Ask!

  • Contribute to a clean, safe, and sober family environment.

  • Please respect our neighbors at all times. Do not walk through their yard.

  • *Alcohol, non-prescription drugs and pornography are not allowed

  • Turn off all lights and appliances when leaving a room.

  • Please shower, brush your teeth, and wash your clothes often.

  • *Residents without a job or school are required to attend 30 meetings in 30 days starting upon arrival.

  • Residents in school or with a full-time job are required to attend at least three 12- Step meetings a week.



***If a resident breaks 3 rules within 60 days, they are in jeopardy of bed license termination.

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