Medications While you are at Nextep you will take responsibility for your own life, health, emotional well-being, and spirituality. Taking charge of you own destiny may require sharing the responsibility over your own health care with your doctor, who is prepared and willing to assist you in making the best choices. You need to take responsibility for your medications and keep them out of sight in your personal drawer, understanding what they are, why you are taking them, when to take them, what the correct dosage is and any side effects you’ll need to report to you doctor. Statement of responsibility By acknowledging receipt of statement of responsibility, you attest to the following:
I understand and agree I am competent to self-administer my own medications
I understand and agree that medications are my personal property and will be kept there.
I understand and agree to take full responsibility for following my doctor’s instructions.
I understand and agree it is my responsibility to have my doctor explain the risks, benefits and possible side effects of medications prescribed for me by my doctor.
I understand staff at Nextep are not medical professionals, and do not dispense
I understand that I WILL notify the staff about any medication prescribed to me.
Release of Liability/Hold Harmless Ihereby release Nextep and any of its staff Board of Directors, Staffs, officers, property owners and agents from any duty or liability associated with medications prescribed to me. I agree that it is necessary for my protection, as well as the protection of the other residents, that Nextep is notified when I am taking medications.
SANCTIONS: There are always consequences to our actions. If we keep doing what we always did, we will be sure to keep getting what we always got…!
1st Offense – Verbal warning, a one on one meeting with staff. I understand and agree any violation could result in a vote by the residents for sanctions or termination. The following are possible sanctions to be voted on.
2nd Offense — Hearing before the house committee to determine sanctions
3rd Offense — Resident is subject to termination of residency and forfeiture of rent & deposit
UNSUCCESSFUL TERMINATION: I understand and agree if I am terminated my belongings including any valuables, will be held for 3 days. In order for you, your personal contact or family member to pick up your personal belongings after terminations a phone call must be made to the Program Director to make
arrangements. After 3 days of termination personal belongings become property of Nextep and will be disposed of.
GRIEVANCE POLICY: All residents have the right to take advantage of the resolution procedure as explained below. Problem solving between residents who are experiencing a problem with each other, or who feel they are being treated unfairly by a staff person, should begin with a mediated verbal exchange. The grievance procedure shall apply to any resident who has a complaint or dissatisfaction arising from an interpretation, application or claimed violation of any of Nextep’s policy or procedure, condition of residency, or conflict with staff. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
Any resident with a complaint or conflict should first meet with the individual or group she feels has acted unjustly towards her. It must be stated by the resid
ent with the grievance, that this is the first step in the Grievance Procedure. A neutral mediator must be present at this meeting. Every effort should be made to resolve the dispute at this meeting.
If the matter is not resolved at this meeting, the resident filing the grievance shall put the discussed grievance in writing and give to the on-site house manager to be discussed at the scheduled house meeting.
If the grievance is towards the on-site house manager, all matters can be brought to the attention of the Program Supervisor.
Instructions for filing a grievance:
Describe the event or situation about which you are filing a grievance. Include as many facts as you can, such as date, time, place, those present, what was said or done, etc.
Have you taken any steps to resolve this situation before filing a grievance? If so, what are they?
State what you would like to be done in response to the grievance.
*Nextep will not tolerate retaliation in any form directed at a resident who has or is in the process of filing a grievance. If you feel that your complaint was not resolved amicably please contact the Program Director or FARR directly farronline.org/file-a-grievance/
It is recommended that you stay at Nextep for at least six months. Some residents may need additional time and qualify for further residency consideration and/ or be referred into the LIFT program. To qualify for LIFT members must have resided at Nextep for a minimum of six months, have a zero balance, and rent must be paid a week in advance in order for their application to be submitted. This provides individuals with a good foundation and helps to maintain recovery after they leave. Please provide a minimum of two weeks’ notice when you decide to end this agreement. The cost of residency at Nextep is $100.00 weekly. All payments are non-refundable and are due no later than the Saturday mandatory house meeting. This fee includes housing/amenities (all utilities, washer, dryer, cleaning supplies, staple foods, bedding, TV/cable, high-speed internet, resident phone.) There is also a one-time non-refundable deposit of $200.00 that covers orientation.
I understand that the use of any alcohol or drugs while I am a member of Nextep is basis for immediate termination. I understand that Nextep administers drug testing upon admission, at a frequency of twice per week, and at a cost of $50.00 per week. I may be requested, without advance notice, to provide a random urine sample or breathalyzer to detect alcohol or other drugs upon suspicion. I understand that a refusal to provide a urine sample within 30 minutes or breathalyzer as requested may be grounds for immediate termination.
I do herby accept and agree to the follow conditions upon my acceptance of membership in Nextep. During my stay at Nextep I agree to follow conditions upon my acceptance of membership. I have read the Nextep policies and procedures and have had them all explained to me. I specifically acknowledge that I am willing and agree to be responsible for complying with all the policies and procedures. I specifically understand and agree that membership in Nextep is based upon my willingness to involve myself in recovery. I agree to cooperate fully with the Nextep staff at all times. I specifically agree to and I understand that Nextep requires termination, without prior notice or refund,
of any resident who is found to be:
using or in possession of any alcohol or illegal/unauthorized drugs;
in arrears in their house membership dues;
engaged in any unlawful act;
involved in any disruptive behavior (physical violence, threats of violence, not participating in their own recovery);
not informing staff when a resident is using alcohol or drugs;
refusing to submit to a drug or alcohol screen;