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House Rules & Privileges

Transitioning to a sober living environment allows you to surround yourself with people who understand.  Everyone works together to create a clean, safe, stress-free household.  All residents follow the same house rules and guidelines.  You can't stay clean in an environment that isn't clean.  Pure Life Sober Living requires all residents to adhere to our policies and the inability to follow all rules and guidelines will result in immediate discharge.  Responsibility, accountability and consistency are key factors in living a sober successful life and we are here to help you achieve these goals.


  1. Women OnlyOur women's recovery residence does not accommodate men, children or animals of any kind.

  2. Sobriety: No use of alcohol, mood/mind altering substances (CBD's, etc.) If relapse occurs, clients are discharged from the program immediately.

  3. Intake & Medications: Residents must provide a list of and show medications to staff upon intake and notify each time prescriptions are changed.  

  4. Belongings Search: Residents belongings are subject to search upon intake and rooms can be checked by House Manager at any time.

  5. Screening: Breathalyzers are due 2x per day by 11am & 11pm, no exceptions. Submit to random drug screening/breathalyzer immediately upon request. No exceptions, failure to do so will result in immediate termination of your contract with Pure Life Sober Living.

  6. Meetings: You must attend 90 meetings in 90 days, accompanied by a fellow resident of the house that is NOT a newcomer. Women’s meetings are highly encouraged during your 1st 90 days. If you choose to attend an alternative meeting, please choose seating near other women to support one another. After 90 days, you will be expected to regularly attend meetings with a minimum of 4 meetings a week. 

  7. Ridesharing is only allowed with another female in the program.  They must remain outside the residence in their vehicle.

  8. Daily Planner: For the first 30 Days, you agree to complete the daily planner and submit it each Sunday at the House Meeting

  9. Sponsor: Must have a Sponsor within the 2 weeks of admission. Report the name of your Sponsor to Administrator. Must be willing to sign a release of information for your Sponsor if requested.  Sponsor contact information will be provided each week.  Residents are expected to have DAILY contact with a sponsor and weekly in-person meetings for working the 12-Steps with sponsor. If they are not working their program, this is grounds for dismissal.

  10. Home Group: Residents are required to maintain a 12-step Home Group.

  11. IOP: If enrolled in an Outpatient/Day treatment program you must adhere to all treatment guidelines. Being staff discharged from the treatment program could result in termination of your contract with Pure Life Sober Living.

  12. Job/School/Volunteer: Must be employed within 2 weeks of admission, attending school or volunteering for a minimum of 25 hours per week. Enrollment in an outpatient or day treatment program may be substituted for employment in some cases.

  13. Job Restrictions: No employment in bars, clubs or any other environment deemed unsafe by Administrator. No 3rd shifts. Must obtain approval prior to starting new employment by the Director.

  14. House Meeting: Attend Mandatory House meeting held each week Sunday @ 6pm. Be on time. No Exceptions. Failure to attend a house meeting could be grounds for discharge from Pure Life Sober Living.

  15. Curfew: 1st 30 days - 10:00 pm Sun-Thurs and 11:00 pm Fri & Sat.   After the first 30 days- 11:00 pm Sun- Thurs and 12:00 am Fri & Sat. Any exceptions must be approved by Director one week prior. No Exceptions.

  16. Morning Routine: Resident should clean their bedroom and the bed made daily before 9:00 am inspection.

  17. Chores are required to be completed and initialed DAILY. They will be assigned weekly on a rotating basis. Beds are required to be made upon awakening. Respective areas are to be kept neat, clean and picked up at all times. Failure to compete assigned chore can/will result dismissal from the program.
    Sundays - All deep cleaning chores must be completed by 5:30pm for review by House Managers!

  18. House Space: Please be mindful of others and your time of use while utilizing shared spaces, such as bathrooms, kitchen prep area i.e- microwave, stove, oven, coffee maker.  Dishes must be rinsed and placed into the dishwasher or washed and placed on the dish rack.  Respect community areas, as you would expect for others to do.  

  19. Laundry: Abide by laundry schedule at all times. DO NOT leave laundry in the washer or dryer. Change-over or remove laundry immediately after it is done. Return baskets to their respective place. NO Chlorine bleach allowed. Color safe bleach only. No cleaning products containing bleach is permitted.

  20. Visitors: No persons other than residents allowed inside Pure Life Sober Living unless staff member is present or prior visitation request is approved. Approved visitors are only allowed on outside patio and/or common living area.​Overnight guests are strictly prohibited. No males permitted on property.

  21. Overnight pass request forms must be filled out entirely and APPROVED in writing a minimum of 2 weeks before a pass transpires. 

  22. Behavior: Gossip, Rude, Disruptive, Discourteous behavior towards the House Manager or other residents will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal form Pure Life Sober Living. Any resident or group of residents contributing to negative discussions regarding the house or other residents, exacerbating problems or directly involving themselves in the issues being resolved by the Director or House Manager, will also be held accountable in the same manner. 

  23. Early Recovery Relationships: No dating and no new relationships are permitted in sober living for the first year that residents remain in the program.  Violation will terminate your residency.

  24. Dismissed Residents Policy: Residents are not permitted to engage in any communication with a former resident that has been terminated from the program within the previous twelve months.  This includes texting, exchanging phone numbers and all social media. 

  25. Complaints: When a resident has a concern or a complaint, it should be brought to the House Manager or Director immediately.  To complain to a fellow resident is useless and lowers the morale of everyone involved.  There should be NO counseling whatsoever or propagation of matters that relate to another resident, between residents.  This can be subject to termination of residency for all parties involved. 

  26. Personal Items: No eating/borrowing food that does not belong to you. Label all food with your name on it as well as expiration date. No borrowing of money, cigarettes, clothing or personal items. If you are in need, see Administrator. No nail polish or hair dyes allowed outside of bathroom area. Resident is responsible for any damage caused by such items. All medications, vitamins, jewelry and personal items MUST be kept out of sight in a closed space or drawer.

  27. Private Space: No entering others living areas without knocking first and permission to enter with the person being present. The exception to this would be in the case of an emergency and the Director has been notified.

  28. Smoking inside Pure Life Sober Living is strictly prohibited. There are 2 outdoor patios designated as smoking areas.

  29. No open flame allowed inside the house, including but not limited to, candles, wax jars,  incense, etc.

  30. Door Code: No giving out door codes. No duplicating community amenity keys (pool, tennis & racquetball courts).  If you forget your door code or lose a community key report it immediately to the Director. House is to be locked and all doors secured prior to leaving and upon re-entry.

  31. Privacy: Pure Life Sober Living's contact information is to be given out only to Sponsor, network or immediate family members.

  32. Liability: Pure Life Sober Living is NOT (at any time) responsible for a resident’s belongings or property.  Residents are responsible for the security and safekeeping of their own belongings and property.

  33. Disciplinary Action Any House Rules which are not adhered to will be subject to disciplinary action including: Curfew hours reduced, Loss of Amenities, Additional chores, Voluntary Hours Require. Termination from the program

Tampa, FL
The Greater Carrollwood Area

(813) 328-9473

Monday thru Friday 10am - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

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