Rules of Alcoholics Anonymous:
What are the rules of Alcoholics Anonymous or AA? And while we’er at it, what are the rules of EHD? Alcoholics Anonymous does not have rules. They have guidelines. Thank God (or whoever you prefer) for the decision not to set up rules for this self-help program. Speaking personally, I would have never engaged in a self help program, or made it in AA if there were rules. I have heard a lot of other members say the same thing.
Rules of Alcoholics Anonymous: Well maybe one rule:
The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. This is contained in the preamble. Some members can get blustery and demanding. “You have to work the steps!”, “You have to have a sponsor, and you have to get one tonight!”. These members probably mean well, but in reality, you don’t have to do any of those things. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Rules of EHD:
EHD doesn’t focus on rules either. Our program would prefer the client follow a modicum of behavior that is respectful and decent, however we have very few rules (you have to see a physician or nurse practitioner) and that makes our program somewhat bearable for the client seeking convenience or privacy. In addition to a competent alcohol detox or opiate detox.
Executive Home Detox is not for everybody, and that’s the whole idea behind the creation of this program. There are some clients who cannot abide by the rules set forth in institutional settings. The majority of people can manage rules, but some cannot. Smoking rules, visitation rules, sleeping rules. curfews and so on. These, and other rules make an inpatient detox or an institutional setting unbearable for some.
EHD supports any client who wishes to engage in a self help program. We believe those that engage in a self help program can obtain more support in early recovery. However EHD does not mandate any attendance.