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Code of Ethics

Riverside County Sober Living Coalition

The Code of Ethics must be signed and abided by all sober living Head of House. This statement commits the signer to adhere to this code of ethics and to maintain a vital concern for the lives and well-being of all persons.

  1. Be dedicated to recognizing the dignity and worth of all human beings.
  2. Maintain a substance free environment
  3. Maintain quality housing that is consistent with the quality of the neighborhood. Demonstrate activities that benefit the immediate neighbors.
  4. If an individual has a history of substance misuse, they must commit to remaining abstinent. If they do not have a history of substance misuse, they should refrain from consuming any substances. As an operator, it is crucial to ensure that managers and heads of households who have faced substance-related challenges remain clean and sober for at least 9 months and continue to maintain their abstinence.
  5. I and all heads of households will submit to random testing at the request of the Sober Living Coalition.
  6. Exercise no physical violence, nor threaten violence, in the home. I will not tolerate either on the premises
  7. Assure that no weapons are allowed on sober living premises.
  8. If I am a manager or head of household, to never become involved with lodgers’ financial affairs. This covers borrowing or lending money, buying or selling property or other financial transactions.
  9. Operate the house in a “complaint-free” way so that complaints from clients, neighbors, and service providers are not generated. If a house continuously generates complaints, the house is then subject for removal from the Network website and its membership may be cancelled.
  10. Provide resident agreements and rules that reflect the house operates as an unrelated family of persons with disabilities living together in mutual support.
  11. Respect the privacy and personal rights of all lodgers. I agree to develop skills to relocate residents and do all that is possible to relocate lodgers when it becomes necessary to terminate residency.