Coffs Harbour - Stage 1 - Rules

  • No drugs (includes alcohol).
  • No violence or threatening behaviour.
  • No offensive language i.e. referring to male/female genitalia, calling anyone a dog.
  • Discrimination of anyone because of their culture, race, gender, religion or sexual preference will not be tolerated.
  • No weapons of any description are to be on the premises.
  • No stealing or other illegal activities.
  • No tattooing or body piercing whilst in program.
  • No sex on the premises.
  • Medication is to be recorded in medication folder and signed by staff and residents.
  • Before taking any form of medication you need to inform staff.
  • Rent is to be paid on arrival two weeks in advance.
  • Clients need to fill in a visitors form for approval.
  • Curfew 11:30pm.
  • Mobile phones aren’t allowed in Stage 1.
  • Mobile Phones are only allowed in Stage 2 and Stage 3 at staff discretion
  • Residents are restricted to program unless approved by staff.
  • Random urine samples are taken for full drug screening (Urine tests are supervised).
  • Morning meeting by 6.55am for 7.00am.
  • No vehicles are allowed.
  • Phone calls are supervised on Friday nights only for clients within the first 4 weeks.
  • Contaminated urine will be treated as a positive sample.
  • Samples are taken for drug and alcohol screening. Failure to give urine or a breath test within one hour on request may result in you being discharged. The staff reserves the right to discharge a person on suspicion without taking urine.
  • Clients need to fill in their Centrelink forms and have the money deposited into the Adele account whilst in the program.
  • Savings are compulsory and money needs to be banked in the Adele trust account.
  • You need to be saving and have a budget plan for when you are ready to move on.
  • Withdrawals are not permitted unless it is an emergency and has been given approval by the Director. Give 3 work days’ notice.
  • A budget plan is required to be completed within the first 2 weeks and will reflect the monies required for when you leave the program.
  • When leaving the savings will be returned as per client agreement.
  • When leaving the house you need to be presented appropriately i.e. dressed cleanly and shaved smart casual when going out with the house.
  • Gym times are after your daily jobs.
  • Gym cannot be used before daily jobs are completed.
  • Put equipment back were they are supposed to be.
  • Gym times are after 4pm.
  • No one is allowed to train in the gym alone (there need to be 2 people at all times)
  • Weight routines have to fit into five days per week only, no split training (only once per day).
  • No powder supplements allowed.
  • No steroid use in the program.
  • If any of the above is breached, you will not be able to use house gym whilst in program.
  • The persons rostered need to stay home unless they have staff permission.
  • Security are required to cook and prepare all meals including morning tea.
  • Clean all toilets at 3pm each day 7 days per week.
  • Do property boundary run each morning.
  • Will complete any responsibility that is not completed by other clients.
  • The evening meal is to be cleaned up by security.
  • Audio appliances are not to be turned up loud as the purpose of the house is to fit into the community.
  • Quiet time in the house starts at 9.00pm so please respect the right of others to go to bed early.
  • Television unit are to be turned off at 11.00pm Sunday to Friday and Saturday 11.30pm.
  • No TV before 4.00pm on weekdays, Saturday after 1pm.
  • Volume not to be more than 1/3 of maximum volume.
  • Residents with their own music have it so you cannot hear it outside your room.
  • Security have control over what they want to watch.
  • Rugby League takes priority over all.
  • 4pm – 5pm Music.
  • 5pm – 7pm News and Current Affairs.
  • 7pm – 11pm Anything. No music channels.
  • Residents are required to attend all meetings, unless otherwise directed by staff.
  • 6.30am out of bed and bed made and room tidied, Monday to Saturday.
  • 7.30am bed made Sunday.
  • Rostered duties begin after morning meeting.
  • Jobs every day (except spring clean).
  • Adele house has a no-smoking-in-the-house policy. Inside the house is a smoke-free zone.
  • Smoking needs to be 4 metres from any entrance.
  • Smokes will only be purchased once a week.
  • Spring clean is compulsory and is on the first Saturday of every month at 6:30 am.
  • Bedrooms are to be finished by 8.30am.
  • Visits allowed after 4 weeks with staff permission.
  • Visitors aren’t allowed to go inside the house or bedrooms.
  • Visitors to use staff toilet.
  • Phone needs to be left in the car
  • Anything given needs to be approved by staff.
  • No visits unless budget and outlines are up to date.
  • If you are sick in bed or don’t train your visit will need to be the following week.

NOTE: If you need help with any of these it’s your responsibility to ask.

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  • “Adele will always be special to me because when no-one wanted me and I was lost and sick, Adele took me. Here I found my life and myself and I can honestly say I’m living the dream!”

    Ex-resident 4
  • “Adele taught me how important the balance is between work, exercise and spiritual maintenance – twenty years later I still live by these principles learned during my stay at Adele.”

    Ex-resident 3
  • “Adele’s training classes allowed me to reduce and then to come off my medication. Ultimately they have allowed me to manage my own emotional wellbeing.”

    Ex-resident 2
  • “When I was using my finances were zero and my life was completely unmanageable. The budgeting that I learnt in Adele has allowed me to have financial stability in my life. With financial stability has come manageability and that is key in my relapse prevention strategy.”

    Ex-resident 1