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General conditions of residence:

You are willing to voluntarily stop using illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and/or other addictive/compulsive behaviours, and to recognise that your participation in all aspects of the Te Nikau programme is essential if you are to recover from your life-controlling issues and move on with life.

Whether or not alcohol or drugs are an addiction for you personally, all students must not have used alcohol or drugs for a minimum of 3 days prior to arrival on programme. You will have got past any major withdrawal symptoms. (If you need medical help to be detoxed from alcohol or drugs, this needs to have been organised and completed before arrival.)

You will make a positive contribution to the domestic life of the house and you will take care of your own personal space, keeping it clean and tidy.

House rules:

Everyone who comes to Te Nikau can expect to find a safe, structured, and supportive environment where people help each other.

There is a set of common standards and rules to ensure there is harmony in this, our home.

The house rules are an essential part of the regeneration programme, designed to enable you to concentrate on your recovery with a minimum of distractions. They are necessary in a community to establish an emotionally secure environment and maintain good relationships, mutual respect, and care. They are also helpful in making a complete break from your past, and in entering into a period of change, where love and discipline replace negative values and a chaotic lifestyle.

Your programme contract will include the House Rules, and any conditions appropriate to you individually.