Substance Free Upon Arrival – Admission Information to Help You Get Started
The ideal Grounds member is a young man who is currently substance free and ready to take charge of his life! We look for members who still need some structure and accountability but can also handle the freedoms and temptations of semi-independent living in a large and complex city. We are not in a remote location and everything the world has to offer is practically in our backyard or within a few hours. Combined with our intentional program design, our environment provides the right combination of challenge, support, independence, privacy, responsibility, and accountability.
All incoming members must have some sobriety under their belt either from primary treatment, wilderness program experience, detox, or other intervention. We understand if you’ve had one relapse or many, we understand if you are still contemplating how to live abstinent, and we understand if you aren’t familiar or yet comfortable with the 12 Steps. While you are with us, we can work through all of those pieces together and help you tackle each one to see what’s right for you.
We do, however, require that you be substance-free upon arrival at The Grounds. We also ask that you arrive open to trying new things (even if it’s a little uncomfortable) and be open to challenging yourself and your current beliefs and thinking.