Illicit Substance Screening: Importance of Clear and Consistent Policies

Illicit Drug and Alcohol Screening in Recovery Housing > Illicit Substance Screening: Importance of Clear and Consistent Policies

 

All recovery homes are required to maintain a home that is free from illicit drugs and alcohol.

As a resident of a recovery house, residents must agree that they will not use or possess alcohol or illicit substances at any time, on or off the recovery housing property.

Having an effective process for screening enables you to ensure that you are maintaining this environment and that residents are held accountable for their commitment to not use illicit substances or alcohol while they are living in the home.  Implementing such processes also demonstrates to everyone, residents, family members, and your neighborhood that you are committed to maintaining this environment and have effective strategies in place to ensure that your recovery home is upholding national standards for quality.