Nationa Sober Living Association
Code of Ethics
If a sober living owner or manager is found to have violated any of the above code of ethics of the National Sober Living Association, after receiving appropriate notice and an opportunity to be heard, such violation may subject the membership of the individual/home to review and penalties. These penalties may include, but are not limited to: public reprimand, removal from NSLA website, probationary membership, suspension or termination of membership. This action does not curtail any of the other rights and remedies nor shall a determination of a violation rise to the level of proof as if the matter were heard in a court of competent jurisdiction.
- Be dedicated to recognizing the dignity and worth of all human beings.
- Maintain an alcohol and drug free environment.
- Maintain quality housing that is consistent with the quality of the neighborhood and demonstrate activities that benefit the immediate neighbors.
- If an alcoholic or addict, operators and managers will remain 100% abstinent. If not an alcoholic or addict operators will remain alcohol free during performance hours. Owner/operator will ensure that managers who are alcoholics or addicts are clean and sober, are drug tested and remain abstinent.
- If an alcoholic or addict, I will attend to my personal recovery program and lead by example.
- Exercise no physical violence, nor threaten violence, in the home or tolerate either on the premises
- Assure that no weapons are allowed on premises
- As owner or manager never become romantically or sexually involved with any residents or anyone the sober living home is assisting
- As owner or manager never become personally involved with residents’ financial affairs. This includes borrowing or lending money, buying or selling property or other financial transactions
- Operate the house in a “complaint-free” way so that complaints from clients, neighbors and service providers are avoided as much as possible. If a complaint is made, it will be addressed in a timely and ethical manner. If a house continuously generates complaints, the house may be subject for removal from the NSLA website and membership may be cancelled
- Provide resident agreements and rules that reflect the house operates as an “unrelated family of persons with disabilities” living together in mutual support
- Respect the privacy and personal rights of all residents.
- Agree to develop skills to support residents in their recovery
To complete Membership registration, please fill out the form below, agreeing to the NSLA Code of Ethics and uploading a valid Proof of Inurance. Upon completion you will be redirected to a Membership payment page.