Weekly Schedule

At
The Herring Houses of Dothan

Sunday:


5:00 p.m.      Client/Staff Mandatory House Meeting - All Clients Must Be Present, Check In/Report In From Pass and Submit Drug Screen if Requested

 

Monday:


6:00 a.m. Wake Up (unless your work requires you to be up and on the job earlier)
7:00 a.m. Meditation
2:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention/Recovery Education facilitated by staff
5:00 p.m. Mandatory Check-In (All clients are accounted for at our office unless still at work)
7:00 p.m. Big Book Study Series/The Spiritual Journey

 

Tuesday:


6:00 a.m. Wake Up (unless your work requires you to be up and on the job earlier)
7:00 a.m. Meditation
2:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention/Recovery Education facilitated by staff
5:00 p.m. Mandatory Check-In (All clients are accounted for at our office unless still at work)

 

Wednesday:


6:00 a.m. Wake Up (unless your work requires you to be up and on the job earlier)
7:00 a.m. Meditation
2:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention/Recovery Education facilitated by staff
5:00 p.m. Mandatory Check-In (All clients are accounted for at our office unless still at work)
7:00 p.m.Spirituality Group or Bible Study

 

Thursday:


6:00 a.m. Wake Up (unless your work requires you to be up and on the job earlier)
7:00 a.m. Meditation
2:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention/Recovery Education facilitated by staff
5:00 p.m. Mandatory Check-In (All clients are accounted for at our office unless still at work)

 

Friday:


6:00 a.m. Wake Up (unless your work requires you to be up and on the job earlier)
7:00 a.m. Meditation
8:00 a.m.  Newcomers on property not yet working clean Wiregrass Club AA/NA Clubhouse
5:00 p.m. Mandatory Check-In (All clients are accounted for at our office unless still at work)

 

Saturday:


7:00 a.m. Wake Up.  All personal business (showers, breakfast, etc must be completed by 8:00am)
8:00 – Noon  Weekly Mandatory Clean-Up.  Cleaning may start earlier if you choose, in order to break for the 9:30 a.m. Early Bird AA meeting.  (Many clients do this.)  Staff on weekend duty will check off all cleaning assignments.  All failed inspections will be re-cleaned.


It appears there may be a lot of “down time” or “idle” time Monday through Friday during the days.  Let us assure you there is not.  Remember that this is residential rehabilitation, or ½-way housing, to use an older term.  It is important to get your family member back on his feet, more self-sufficient, paying his own way and re-building his self-esteem and confidence as soon as possible.

To that end, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and Noon, our staff is usually out with new clients putting in applications, looking for job openings, taking our newcomers to the Career Center, out on interviews or to turn in applications.  Remember, too, that all clients are required to attend at least one AA or NA meeting daily throughout their admission here (what you may have heard called “90 in 90” or simply “a meeting a day”).

 

Until a newcomer starts working, there is no reason he cannot attend two meetings a day and still look for work and meet our other treatment requirement.  We are all about recovery here.  We encourage all new clients to attend the Noon AA meeting next door to our property at The Wiregrass Club (an AA/NA Clubhouse), then attend another meeting there in the evening (either a 5:30 AA meeting, 6:30 NA meeting, 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. AA meeting).

 

During the day at our office, there is a computer available in our conference room with internet access to Alabama Job Link (which is a service provided by the Career Center/Alabama Employment) where clients can apply for jobs online.

All the time, our staff is available to clients to talk recovery in the office, out on our properties and down at The Wiregrass Club to share our experiences about what life was like, what happened to us and what it’s like now.  You are why we are here! 

Many times a “group” just spontaneously starts…unplanned and unscheduled…among a group of clients and a staff member when we begin talking not about our problems, but about the solution.  We have found a way out.  Many young men come here and have found a way out too.