Any individual desiring to recover from any form
of addiction without prejudice to their religion,
faith, sex, gender, and type of addiction can
become a member of a Keys To Recovery© chapter.
They must abide by the procedures and protocols
developed for KTR and are committed to the mission
and goals established for all KTR members and
any specific conditions established by each individual
Members have no vested rights other than their
membership and participation in the meetings.
However, members will have the right to the following:
- Participate in meetings.
- To volunteer and become the chairperson,
secretary or treasurer of a chapter.
- In case of more than one volunteer, members
have the right to vote for the chairperson,
secretary and treasurer. Such a vote will be
done by simple majority and without a quorum
- Members may expel or revoke the rights of
members upon an 75% majority vote and a quorum
of at least 4 members.
MEMBER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Members are required to:
- Be committed to their recovery whether following
Harm Reduction or the total abstinence approach.
- Be supportive of other members’ recovery.
- Endorse and follow the Keys To Recovery©
mission statement, goals and objectives. Members
must adhere to the Keys To Recovery© Policies,
Procedures and Protocols. Special emphasis should
be given to:
a) No breach of confidentiality.
b) Act in a way that is not destructive, harmful
or pose a risk/threat to other members.
Members acknowledge that compromise of the above
mentioned points a and b could
establish grounds for their expulsion from a
meeting or even revocation of member’s
rights and membership.
- Handle themselves as well as treat others
with dignity, respect, and humility.
- Maintain the meeting venue in good order.
Members are responsible for clean-up and restoring
the space to its original condition at the end
of each meeting.
Members can voluntarily:
- Participate in outreach and service, which
are key components to recovery. Members who
have considerable recovery are encouraged to
share the hope and strength they experienced
via their adherence to KTR’s fifteen (15)
keys to recovery by voluntarily signing up to
- The members can volunteer their name and contact
information to be included in a “Member
Only Outreach List”, which may include
only: first name; first initial of middle &
last name; phone number; e-mail and preferred
time for communication. The list will be distributed
upon the discretion of KTR members. Through
the list, members will be able to contact each
other in times of emotional need.
GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OF
- Any breach of the Code of Ethics will be grounds
for removed either temporarily or permanently.
- Any member who is destructive or disruptive
to the process and goals of KTR will be removed.
- A person who, by actions or words, compromises
the confidentiality and therapeutic integrity
of the KTR chapter will be removed.
Keys To Recovery© does not have any mandated
fees for membership, nor are there fees required
to attend meetings.
CONTRIBUTIONS & DONATIONS
- KTR and its chapters will be willing to accept
donations and contributions from families, members,
non-profit organizations or other entities as
long as the contributing party does not request
any form of consideration as a result of their
contribution/donation and there are no conflicts
- Aegis Medical Systems, Inc. and its Aegis
Institute, Inc. may support the KTR program
through the following:
a) Meeting space.
b) Scheduling and distribution of information
c) Administrative work as required.
d) Limited beverage and light snacks provided
during meetings, i.e. coffee, water, and cookies.
e) Financial assistance to enhance member’s
accessibility and transportation to Keys To
Recovery meetings, such aid may include: bus
passes; lodging; phone cards, etc.
HANDLING OF FUNDS
- Funds which were contributed or donated to
the chapter will be held in trust by the treasurer
in a confined and secure location, however if
the amount of the funds exceed $100, the last
appointed chairperson, treasurer or secretary
will open a join bank account in the name of
the KTR local chapter.
a) The KTR local chapter may use the phone number
and address of the nearest AMS Clinic to serve
as the address of the chapter using the following
-Care of Keys To Recovery @ Aegis Medical Systems,
Inc., Name of Clinic, Clinic Address
b) The account will require signature authorization
through joint signatures of two members of the
chapter (recommended: the chairperson and treasurer
or secretary) on each issued check.
c) The account will not allow issuance of credit/ATM
cards to any of the members.
- It is recommended that each chapter and its
treasurer will not accept donations over $2000.
Any donation over the amount of $50 will be
announced and made public to all members promptly
upon the receipt of such funds.