Welcome to Responsible Recovery’s Application Process.
Please use the Contact page to make an appointment to view Gault House at which time you will also be interviewed to determine if you are a good fit for the services that Gault House provides.
Gault House is a family of people disabled by an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol who chooses to abide by self imposed rules which help the members of this family overcome their addiction.
We interview all applicants in order to assess whether we believe the applicant is consciously taking responsibility for their recovery and whether they are able to make a minimum 3 months commitment to our culture.
To be a good fit with our sober housing, the applicant should be actively seeking a structured, drug and alcohol free, shared living environment, where there are house rules that the client wants to follow in order to bring discipline and structure into their daily life.
The culture at Gault House is that clients must be willing to make a positive contribution to Gault House that is more than simply paying client fees. Clients must actively want to contribute to a clean house and to a well-managed house. Clients must support each other and make community contributions.
Client’s that are actively working a program of recovery for themselves, not for their parents or someone else, are the clients that are the best fit for Gault House.
Responsible Recovery reserves the right to refuse service to any client. We care deeply about the successful recovery of all of our clients and we cannot allow an individual’s need for attention or care to be so great that it drains our resources to provide services to the majority of our other clients.
If a client uses alcohol or drugs, they will be asked to leave our sober property immediately. Other zero tolerance rules include displaying aggressive or intimidating behavior, sex acts, illegal activities, outstanding warrants, or receiving three written warnings in 30 days.
Responsible Recovery’s management team will not beg (nor mother/parent) any client to follow our rules. If a client is not willingly following our rules with a positive attitude, they will be given a written warning. If the client receives three written warnings in 30 days, they will be asked to leave the property.
Written warnings are not given without good cause. Responsible Recovery’s management team is experienced in people behavior and we want our clients to succeed in their recovery.
Responsible Recovery does not provide refunds to clients who use drugs or alcohol or clients who are asked to leave Gault House or clients who chose to leave Gault House for their own reasons.
Clients must take the financial responsibility for their actions. Know before you apply, we do not provide any refunds.
Our sober housing is for people who are working. We require a minimum of 20 hours of work a week, or written evidence of two job applications a week. Clients who are not working at least 20 hours a week, must leave the house from 10am-2pm Monday through Friday and we expect them to use this time to find work.
Serious study may be considered “work” but we consider casual study at a community college to be “dangerous play”. Most people at community college are not in recovery. There is significant social pressure to be liked. We believe that the combination of social interactions, personal relationships and peer pressure are NOT helpful to an individual in recovery.
It is our preference that our clients pay their own monthly fees. We discourage parents or loved-ones from paying the client’s monthly fees, except in the first month or two if absolutely necessary. We believe that working is therapeutic and learning the market value of your labor is the best way to build your path forward.
We discourage clients from reminiscing about their addictive past and we want our client to look forward and build a future for themself. We want our clients to use our clean and sober housing as a tool to build that future. We encourage clients to develop their own recovery plan that includes being a productive member of society.