The new resident of A Reprieve for Men is immediately greeted by the “Gatekeeper.” The “Gatekeeper” is a senior resident of the community who exemplifies the principals of recovery. This senior member shares a room with our new residents. He helps them to get involved with the community and to understand the recovery process of A Reprieve for Men.

Admission Criteria

  1. Diagnosis of substance dependency and/or abuse
  2. Has no unstable medical/psychiatric condition
  3. Has no pending violent criminal charges
  4. Is able to manage medical or psychiatric condition with self care
  5. Has no suicidal or homicidal ideation or plan
  6. No pain management issues which are not stable and is not prescribed addictive or potentially abusive medication
  7. Male and 19 years of age or older (18 acceptable with strict parameters)
  8. Does not require intensive extended care for unstable psychological issues
  9. Must be ambulatory

Visitation – Visitation is on Sunday only. We recommend that the resident be given at least one week to settle in before having visitors. Residents may only leave the property with immediate family members and all visitors must be on the visitors list and approved at least one week prior to the visitation.

Court Dates and Probation – We will send documentation to attorneys, courts, and probation officers with written releases of information from the resident. The resident will need to provide correct contact information. If your loved one has a court date while they are in the program and are unable to get it rescheduled you will have to provide transportation to the court if it is outside of the Auburn/Opelika area.

Concerning Money

A Reprieve for Men utilizes True Link Visa Card ( for purchases. We do not use cash, as a card is more secure and easier to track. Once admitted we will email you the information you need to set up an account. We will order the card.

The card money is used for personal health items as well as spending money during weekend activities that are in excess of what we provide (extra food at events, shopping at events, etc.) is approved on a weekly basis by each client’s program specialist. The spending limit is $40 a week, with the exception of prescriptions or medical purchases.

Cards will have a spending limit of $40.00 weekly. Family can deposit spending money onto the cards at any time via a personalized link that only they have access to. Cards can be locked with the click of a button in the event that a client AMA’s, relapses, or another issue occurs. Types of purchases and times of purchases can also be controlled for safe use.

A Reprieve for Men does not accept insurance assignment or reimbursement.

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