House Code of Conduct – Environment Free from Alcohol and Illicit Drugs

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As you see from your journal entry, there are many aspects to consider in a house Code of Conduct that can ensure that the home maintains an environment that is free from alcohol and illicit drug use. At minimum, your house code of conduct should ask residents to agree not to use or possess alcohol or illicit drugs.

Other items to consider adding to your Code of Conduct include

  • Agreement to uphold the home’s Medication Policy (see specific lesson on development of medication policies)
  • Agreement to uphold Guest or Visitor policies and procedures (see specific lesson on development of guest and visitor policies)
  • Agreement to follow drug screening policies and protocols (see specific lesson on development of particular screening protocols)
  • Agreement to assist other residents in their recovery by bringing concerns about any possible possession or use of alcohol or illicit substances to the attention of an appropriate person in the house
  • Agreement to actively participate in the home’s recovery planning activities and processes (see specific lesson on development of recovery planning)

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Creating a Communicable Disease Policy Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Upload a DRAFT of your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
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House Code of Conduct
House Codes of Conduct and the Social Model of Recovery
Social Model and House Code of Conduct Assessment
Language for House Codes of Conduct
Language Journal Question 1
Language Journal Question 2
Language Part 2
Language Part 3
Suggested Processes for Developing Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct Development Question 1
House Code of Conduct - Environment Free from Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
House Code of Conduct Development Question 2
House Code of Conduct Promote Recovery
House Code of Conduct Development Question 3
House Code of Conduct Healthy Household
House Code of Conduct Development Question 4
House Code of Conduct Harmonious Environment
House Code of Conduct Discussion Question 5
House Code of Conduct Development Good Neighbor
Enforcement of Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct
Resident Rights Statements
Resident Rights
Finalizing Your Resident Rights Statement
Resident Rights Statement Assessment