A Step Up

Code Of Ethics

It is the obligation of all Sober Home owners/operators and staff to value and respect each resident and to put each individuals recovery and needs at the forefront of all decision making.  To meet this obligation we adhere to the following principles:


  1.  Assess each potential resident’s needs, and determine whether the level of support available within the Sober Home is appropriate.  Provide assistance to the resident for referral in or outside of the residence.
  2. Value diversity and non-discrimination
  3. Provide a safe, homelike environment that meets MASH/NARR Standards
  4. Maintain an alcohol and drug free environment
  5. Honor individuals rights to choose their recovery paths within the parameters defined by the Sober Home organization
  6. Protect the privacy and personal rights of each resident
  7. Provide consistent and uniformly applied rules
  8. Provide for health, safety and welfare of each resident
  9. Address each resident fairly in all situations
  10. Encourage residents to sustain long term relationships with professionals, recovery support service providers, and allies
  11. Take appropriate action to stop intimidation, bullying, sexual harassment and/or otherwise threatening behavior of residents, staff, and visitors within the sober home
  12. Take appropriate action to stop retribution, intimidation, or any negative consequences that could occur as the result of a grievance or complaint
  13. Provide consistent, fair practices for drug testing that promote the resident’s recovery and the health and safety of the recovery environment and protect the privacy of resident information
  14. Provide an environment in which each resident’s recovery needs are the primary factors in all decision making
  15. Promote the Sober Home with marketing or advertising that is supported by accurate, open and honest claims
  16. Decline taking a primary role in the recovery plans of relatives, close friends, and/or business acquaintances
  17. Sustain transparency in operational and financial decisions
  18. Maintain clear personal and professional boundaries
  19. Operate within the Sober Home’s scope of service and within professional training and credentials
  20. Maintain an environment that promotes the peace and safety of the surrounding neighborhood and the community at large