Derek Engelhardt, CPSS and Ryan Mitchiner, QSAP, CSAC-R
We want to extend a warm welcome to all potential residents, family members, and clinicians working to facilitate aftercare placement. The admissions interview is just a phone call away. Do not let the fear of limited financial resources prevent you from calling. We will guide you in any way we can whether it be to Oak Tree Recovery Homes or not. The most important advice we have for you is to not try to do this alone! Early recovery is a challenging enough process, and without guidance and support, it is nearly impossible. Our promise to you is that we will provide a home that gives recovery the best possible chance.
1) Oak Tree Recovery House does not accept sex offenders, individuals charged or convicted of violent crimes or arson within the past five years.
2) Individuals with a mental health diagnosis that jeopardizes one’s ability to function on a daily basis in a community setting. Any psychotropic medication regimen must be in place for at least 30 days prior to entry to Oak Tree. Upon request, documentation indicating psychiatric stability may be required.
3) Not currently using Suboxone, Subutex, Methadone, designer drugs such as: Spice, Bath Salts, Kratom or any other controlled substance. Guests will be tested for all synthetic drugs. Drug testing happens randomly, multiple times per week, and includes on-site instant-read, alcohol breath testing, and laboratory screenings.
4) Most applicants are required to have at least 30 days continuous clean/sober time or come directly from an in-patient treatment program. We will consider certain situations or special requests on a case-by-case basis.
5) Be willing to follow all aftercare recommendations from the referring treatment center including , but not limited to psychiatrist consultation, intensive outpatient program (IOP), individual therapy. Oak Tree has numerous relationships with therapeutic professionals allowing us to link clients with appropriate services.
6) Be willing to commit to a 90 day stay. Typically guests stay 5-6 months. The best time to leave the Oak Tree is when you have a 12 Step program that works. Don't rush this process or you have to start over.
7) Have the ability to pay the entrance fee and monthly rent.
8) Be willing to maintain an active 12-step program. Most importantly, recognize that recovery is a lifestyle and a mindset, that above all else, is required to live at the Oak Tree.
9) Be willing to help maintain the appearance of the Oak Tree which will include daily chores and deep-cleans. This is your home, take pride in it. Rooms and common areas must remain clean at all times.
10) Understand that during the first 45 days dating is not permitted unless it is a long standing relationship that is healthy and good boundaries are in place, no new relationships. Also during the first 45 days overnights are discouraged and there is a 10:30 curfew. Curfew extensions are available, as well as some overnights with family in this 45 day period.
11) Upon acceptance guest must have a clear understanding that they will be discharged immediately from Oak Tree Recovery Homes if there is any use or seeking of drugs or alcohol on or off premises. Administrative discharge is permissible at Director’s discretion.
12) Oak Tree has a zero tolerance policy in regard to acts of violence, threats of violence or racial/ homophobic slurs toward any person on Oak Tree property. Guests will be asked to leave property immediately.
13) No sexual activity of any kind on property. All female visitors must be cleared prior to visitation and no females will be allowed in a guest’s room.
14) Understand, if you chose to bring valuables, you assume all risks and that Oak Tree Recovery Homes is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items during your stay.
1) All guests of Oak Tree Recovery Homes are required to stay busy in a productive manner. This would include either working, volunteering in the community, or attending school beginning after the client’s first thirty days. It is vital that work is discouraged for the first month while the new resident settles in and is in IOP. It is vital that guests build relationships with guys in recovery first, this time is used to establish strong healthy relationships with other Oak Tree residents.
2) Every guest must be up by 8:00 am Monday–Friday. Oak Tree Recovery Homes provides internet access, house computer and phone, to facilitate guests seeking employment. We will assist in resume building, and connecting clients with appropriate academic, vocational, and community service resources.
1) It is important to bring two forms of identification. (picture ID and SS card)
2) Any prescribed medication you are currently taking (we also need physician orders)
3) Personal vehicles (must be cleared by Oak Tree staff)
4) All personal clothing to include any items that are weather specific
5) All personal hygiene items (laundry detergent is provided by Oak Tree)
6) Cell phones and laptops are permitted
7) Twin bedding and pillow is strongly encouraged. Please bring laundry basket and towels too!
8) One weeks worth of food to help get started
9) All tobacco items
10) Personal spending money
11) Personal recreation items (Buncombe County Sports Complex across the street)
1) Any prescribed controlled substance (ie: pain killers, sleep/anxiety medications)
2) Suboxone, Subutex, Methadone, or similar opiate withdrawal medications
3) Designer/synthetic drugs (ie: Spice, Bath Salts or any other mood altering chemical)
4) Weapons (guns, knives, etc)
5) Valuables or items that cannot be replaced (large sums of cash discouraged)