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A Therapeutic Community is a group of people working together to help each other overcome their common problem of drug and or alcohol addiction in a structured, safe and supportive environment towards recovery.

To make Banyan House a structured, safe and supportive place to live and grow, residents must understand and follow the rules on which the community operates, their own and other residents’ rights, and what is expected of them. This information is provided to residents in the following documents which are provided on entry into Banyan House programs:

Rights and responsibilities - Sets out residents’ rights within Banyan House, and where relevant, associated responsibilities.

Major Rules of Residency - Breaches of the major rules may result in immediate exit from the program. Major rules are residents must remain drug/alcohol free and adhere to the rules of the community which are no violence, threats or intimidation, gambling, dishonesty or criminal activity, sexual activity with other residents and leaving the premises without permission.

Community Guidelines - The Community Guidelines set out the expected standard of behaviour for residents. There are consequences of any violation of community guidelines.