1. No use of Alcohol, Drugs or any mood altering substances (including the use of Supplements or Steroids). Use and/or possession thereof, including paraphernalia, may result in immediate termination from the program. The only exceptions are medications taken under the care and direction of your recovery physician. (Prior notification is required, including any changes.)

2. Gambling in any form is not permitted. This includes poker, lotto and the loan of money or car to another resident.

3. Profane or indecent language and/or pornography of any kind are not permitted.

4. Pets or any type of animal are prohibited.

5. Smoking is permitted in the outside areas. Never smoke in the houses and be considerate of others regarding smoking.

6. No Physical Confrontation or Acting Out – No Yelling. No Verbal or Physical Threats!

7. Only the staff and residents are allowed on the premises. Family members may make plans to tour the houses through our staff or may visit their family members off premises.

8. Any members of the opposite sex in your house for any reason, at any time, will result in the immediate termination from the program.

9. All activities will be quieted by midnight in respect for other residents.

10.
All residents are encouraged to work a diligent program of recovery. This includes: daily meetings of A.A. or N.A., get a Sponsor and work the Steps (A.A. or N.A.), get a Home Group and develop Sober Supports, follow all aftercare recommendations made by your Therapist or Rehab Center

11. Each resident is responsible for their own personal cleanliness and laundry, as well as the general cleanliness of their house as assigned in the weekly community meetings.

12. All residents need to be employed on a full-time basis.

13. Attend the weekly community meeting of all Herring House residents



For a person to grow they need an environment that provides them with genuineness, openness and acceptance….Being seen with unconditional positive regard and empathy, being listened to and understood….Our aim is to meet clients where they are and to maximize their potential.

Marcella Johnson, MS, LPC, Clinical Director


The Herring Houses of Dothan are based upon the AA way of life. In addition to following all HOUSE RULES, residents are encouraged to work a rigorous program of recovery.

This Includes:
• Staying Clean and living a Sober way of life
• Attending AA/NA/CA meetings on a
daily basis
•Working with an AA/NA/CA sponsor
• Developing a support group
• Daily prayer and meditation
• Working the 12-steps of AA/NA/CA
• Service Work/Volunteer Work/
Spiritual Development