We will treat everyone the way we would hope to be treated ourselves- with dignity, respect, care, compassion, honesty, patience, and as a valued individual.
We will respect one another’s definition of “Recovery.”
We will be generous- remembering where we come from and that people can change. We will always welcome back those who are struggling and we will strive to “meet people where they’re at” in regards to recovery, way of life, emotional stability and health.
We will honor each other’s confidentiality and right to privacy.
We will respect each other’s personal boundaries- physical, social and emotional.
We will seek to recognize our own biases and prejudices and will attempt to not place them on others.
We will honor each other’s culture, race, life experience, belief system, class, age, sexual orientation, gender, and appearance.
We will work to assist one another to move forward in recovery, acknowledging and validating the achievements of others.
We will take extra care with the newcomer, making certain that they feel welcomed and comfortable.
We will seek to resolve conflicts with others and not create disturbances by the way of profanity, gossip, fighting, choosing sides, outbursts of anger or harming others.
When a member of the recovery community needs to talk, we will do our best to listen with full awareness, without criticism or judgement, remembering that we are not counselors, therapists, or professionals in this capacity, although some members may be in their professional lives. We will help our peers find the appropriate resources when necessary.