Rules & Requirements

Rules & Requirements

Drug use and Medication Policies

NO use of alcohol, unprescribed medications, or street drugs will be allowed while residing at the Healing House.

All residents will submit to UAs (Urinalysis) and BAs (Breathalyzer) upon admission and upon request at ANY time, for any reason.

All medications and medical paperwork MUST be presented to the office upon intake for documentation. Any necessary documentation will be placed in the resident’s file.

Any controlled medications will not be allowed in the resident’s possession or property and must be locked in a secure location.

If the resident has been seen at a hospital or emergency room, all documentation MUST be provided to the house manager and office verifying, times of admission, arrival, and discharge.  As well as treatment, and/or any medication administered, or prescribed during the visit.

If Director believes that a prescribed medication is affecting a resident’s ability to actively participate in the Healing House program, or there is a suspicion of medication abuse or medication is creating an obstacle in the resident’s recovery goals the Director or Assistant (Asst.) Director will engage with the Resident, and with a signed HIPAA clearance agreement, will work collaboratively with prescribing physician/clinic to address and resolve any issues. If the physician/clinic is unresponsive a second opinion may be requested.

In the event the use of any medication creates an unsafe atmosphere that is not conducive to recovery or is adversely affecting the residential community, as a whole, the resident may be discharged from the program.


Upon leaving Healing House it is the resident’s responsibility to remove all medication and belongings from the Healing House property.  This must be done within seven (7) days.  Any abandoned medications will be destroyed.

Probationary, and Restriction Period

Upon entry, ALL residents will be placed on restriction/probation for a minimum of 30 days This consists of:

  • NO possession of a cell phone or any media devices (working or not).
  • NO media devices that have internet capabilities.
  • Cell phones, pagers, knives, or any items that can be used as a weapon, pornographic materials (videos, magazines, etc.), hygiene items containing alcohol, and musical instruments are not allowed in the Healing House Recovery Program.  Cell phones will not be allowed for purposes of playing music.  Any device used for music purposes is not acceptable.
  • You CANNOT be away from the house except for job searching, medical apt, legal obligations, or treatment.  Your first fourteen (14) days you will not be able to job search, AFTER your first fourteen (14) days you can job search for two (2) days, and the other three (3) days you will perform community service.
  • NO phone calls to anyone except immediate family, including spouse and children.
  • You MUST attend all Healing House activities, meetings, and events.
  • NO overnights.
  • All exceptions must be approved by House Manager, and/or Director or Asst. Director.
  • Residents on restriction are not allowed to walk anywhere alone.  You must be accompanied by a senior member.

In order to be released from Restriction Residents must meet all of the following:

  • Be a resident for at least 30 days
  • Program Fees MUST be current
  • Employed (minimum 20 hrs wk.)
  • Meeting attendance satisfactory
  • NO major Rule violations
  • Completion of the first 164 pages of Big Book, and have a 12-step sponsor.

Director/Asst Director will inform your house manager when you are eligible to come off restriction status.

Mandatory Obligations and Expectations

There is NO fraternization allowed between current program participants or program participants that have exited program, premature of a 6-month period.  This is to maintain a safe and productive environment for all residents.

All residents are expected to commit to a stay of NO less than 90 days at Healing House.

Program Fees are approximately $600.00 per monthly. This includes providing a meal for the Family every 6-8 weeks.

Community meetings on Sunday at 5 PM, and Tuesday at 6 PM are MANDATORY, (Do not make plans on Sunday or Tuesday evening.  These evenings are to be spent with Healing House Family).

Once off of restriction, residents MUST attend minimally 1 spiritual activity, and 2 recovery meetings per week, in addition to mandatory meetings.

Overnights are to be approved by house manager and Director/Asst Director. (Leaving a voicemail is unacceptable)

Visitations are from 1-3 pm on Sunday at the Recovery Community Center.

General Rules Applicable to all Properties and all Resident Behavior:

While using any Healing House Phone: 2 calls are allowed daily, 10 min per call. Personal phone calls while on restriction are limited to family members, children, sponsors, and treatment centers. Women with children will have priority. Only one call to be made at a time.

NO personal phone calls are to be made while at the Recovery Community Center, unless there is an emergency, and only with staff permission.

All phone calls need to be made in public area.

Phones are NOT allowed in bedrooms or bathrooms.

No borrowing or selling food stamps. (This is illegal!)

Do NOT borrow anything including monies, bus passes, and food without permission (THIS IS STEALING).

Do NOT ask other residents for cigarettes.

Do NOT borrow, or ask for anything from members of opposite sex, or any other program participants.

If you are in need of something, ask YOUR House Leader.

Special diets are at your own expense.  Store runs for individuals’ needs will occur weekly.

Do chores daily and sign off when completed as instructed by management.

Deep cleaning is to be completed on by 10 pm on Tuesdays and noon on Saturdays, or prior to leaving the house for the day, as instructed by management.

Failure to sign off will result in a write up for non-completion of chore.

Laundry days are assigned on Sundays.  Using the laundry facility without permission and on unassigned days will result in a write-up and possible loss of laundry privileges.

  • Laundry cannot be started before 7 am or after 10 pm.
  • DO NOT OVERLOAD WASHER/Clean dryer filters after every use.
  • Do NOT wash or dry any shoes in Healing House Machines.

ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD or BEVERAGES other than bottled water will be stored in bedrooms.

Gossip will NOT be tolerated.

Do NOT feed pets ANY thing except Dog or Cat food.

Vulgar language will not be tolerated.

Physical or verbal abuse, including abuse of pets, will not be tolerated and immediate discharge from the program will result (and authorities may be contacted).

Searches can and will be done, in case of any suspicious behavior by any resident. All belongings can be searched including but not limited to media devices and cell phones.

If a resident becomes 2 weeks or more behind in program fees, they will be placed back on restriction until program fees are current, and must make arrangements with Director/Asst. Director, or be subject to IMMEDIATE DISCHARGE

Before taking an approved overnight each resident must pay $15 to the house manager for a UA administered upon return.

If you DO NOT give the appropriate two-week notice of leaving the program you will forfeit ALL refundable fees owed to you from Healing House, Inc. unless you have made arrangements in writing.

If you leave the program with the appropriate two-week notice, you will have thirty days to request any fees due you from Healing House, Inc., unless any damage has occurred to properties.

All residents must be actively seeking employment and must be employed before grant vouchers are exhausted.

While unemployed, all members must complete 20 hours of in-house education programming/community service per week. (See notes regarding the first fourteen days you cannot job search, after fourteen days you can job search two days and three days you must perform community service).

Once employed, residents must maintain 20 hours of employment per week.

Clean up after yourself in every area of every property, no personal items left in the common area

All material or belongings being brought into any house must be processed by staff.

Residents are to be ready for their day no later than 7:00 am on weekdays.

Residents may not be allowed in houses alone.

Television watching is not allowed during the hours of 7:00 am and 5 pm during the weekdays (unless a Holiday).

NO weapons are allowed in or on any property, including personal vehicles for any reason.

Residents must dress appropriately at all times, if clothing is unacceptable, residents will be asked to change clothing.  Note: only a one-piece swimsuit is allowed in the pool area.

NO earbuds, sunglasses, or hoodies while in houses, attending meetings, meals, or outside functions. (Fellowship is a key component to recovery).

If a resident vacates the Healing House property, the resident must collect all personal items within seven (7) days.  After seven (7) days all of the resident’s property, not collected, will be donated to an outside charity by HH staff.

All issues or concerns that arise should be taken to the House Manager unless it involves the house manager.  In that case, the resident should contact Director or Asst. Director for resolution




Healing House, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based substance abuse recovery organization, working in the Kansas City metropolitan area to provide a safe and stable environment, providing guidance, programs, and opportunities, equipping and empowering people with substance use disorder (SUD) to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

If you are committed to overcoming your addiction and changing your life WELCOME HOME!!!