By signing this agreement, you, the “Client,” agree that you will abide by all the rules and regulations of the Freedom House Treatment Program as stated below and in the Client Handbook. You further agree that any deviation, violation, or non-compliance from any policy, rule, or regulation is subject to immediate discharge or dismissal from the Program.
War stories are strictly prohibited while attending medication-assisted treatment. War stories include glamorization of alcohol/drug use, bragging about behaviors while using; generally talking about how much fun you had while in active addiction. This is dangerous and unproductive; They may trigger you or other clients to return to using; This will not be tolerated.
Cell phones are permitted within our facility for emergency use only. Please have your cell phones on silent or off and put in the location provided during all appointments or make arrangements to leave them in your personal vehicle. No recordings, videos, photos, or sharing of photos allowed.
FH is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken property. Outpatient clients are not permitted to make or receive any phone calls from any client currently in residential treatment.
Physical Contact and Language:
Physical contact with our clients is strictly prohibited. Fighting, threatening, and aggression towards staff, clients, or visitors are grounds for immediate discharge. No profanity allowed.
Rules and Regulations Overview:
All clients have access to a copy of this Client Outpatient Handbook. Familiarize yourself with the information in this handbook. If you have any questions about any of this information, please ask any staff for clarification.
Rules are a set of instructions and guidelines to help guide client behavior. They are important for maintaining order and structure. It is your responsibility to not only follow the rules outlined here but to also hold others accountable when they are not following the rules.
Please note that any rules outlined in this handbook can be changed as deemed necessary. FH will do our part to make sure that any time a rule is changed; you are made aware so that you can adjust your behavior accordingly. There are times when a policy is not working the way it was intended. For this reason, we reserve the right to adjust to your needs as well as the needs of the staff and the program as a whole.
Firearms or other dangerous weapons are not allowed within Freedom House Facilities. Persons with a Concealed Handgun License are not allowed to bring a firearm on the Freedom House campus. However, law enforcement or security personnel in the performance of their duties may carry firearms within this facility.
All clients are to dress in a manner that is dignified and presentable in public.
- All attire is to be modest
- Sagging is not allowed
- Shoes must be worn at all times
- Clean clothing will be worn
- Clients cannot wear sunglasses in the building
- All clients will wear appropriate undergarments at all times
- Clothing worn to bed (sleepwear) may not be worn
- Appropriate length shorts (no shorter than just above the knee) are allowed in suitable weather conditions
Freedom House is a tobacco-free facility (including electronic cigarettes). The use of tobacco products in the building or on the grounds of the campus is strictly prohibited.
Protection of Valuables:
- Freedom House is not responsible for client property.
- Clients are not allowed to lend/borrow or give personal property to other clients.
- Financial dealings between staff and clients are strictly prohibited.
I have read, or have had read to me and completely understand the rules and regulations of this agreement and the Freedom House Programs. I further understand that it is my responsibility to carry out any obligations and requirements that come with this agreement in order to remain in the program.
I understand that any deviation, violation, or non-compliance from any policy, rule, or regulation is subject to immediate discharge or dismissal from the Program.