Resident Code of Conduct: Document Review

Creating a Resident Code of Conduct for a Recovery House > Resident Code of Conduct: Document Review


After your Code of Conduct is written, look at each element and ask yourself:

  • How does this support a recovery environment?
  • Is it clear and easy to understand how each element supports a recovery environment.
  • Does the Code of Conduct require further instructions? The Code of Conduct should be general statements.  If needed, specific instructions can be provided elsewhere.  This helps keep the focus on the intent of the Code of Conduct and avoids conflicts in policies.

Use the answers to these questions to rewrite any elements that need to be redrafted from your original Code of Conduct document.  

While you are developing your code of conduct, be sure to have others in recovery review the document for changes and/or suggestions.