ZERO TOLERANCE ALCOHOL- AND DRUG-POLICY
All operations on Ängsbacka are based on a drug and alcohol free environment. The aim is to create a safe atmosphere that favors authentic meetings, personal development and spiritual practice. This means that guests and residents must not consume or be under the influence of alcohol and drugs in the whole area of Ängsbacka.
A person in the area of Ängsbacka under the obvious influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave immediately by the management team or a person appointed by the management.
A person who repeatedly violates the alcohol and drug policy, and after two warnings from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.
Ängsbacka management can demand that a person struggling with alcohol- or drug related abuse who wishes to participate in Ängsbacka’s program is willing to work on oneself and receive the support available; for example, by participating in meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous.
The policy is evaluated annually by the General Circle, changes are consented to by the Association board.
Appendix to this policy agreed by General Circle November 11, 2015
All substances that are intended to alter one’s state of consciousness that are drunk, eaten, inhaled, snorted, sniffed and / or injected, and that are not prescribed by a licensed physician, are prohibited. For example, ayahuasca, cannabis oil and tobacco that is snorted.
It is also prohibited to hire and / or promote the above substances (such as ayahuasca), and ceremonies related to these to people onsite at Ängsbacka (including volunteers, staff, guests and participants).
Non-alcoholic beer and wine are not allowed to be consumed in public places / areas at Ängsbacka, such as the dining room, lounge and kitchen, Orange corridor, sauna, outdoor etc. Non-alcoholic beer and wine can be consumed by residents in private rooms at the Yellow House or the Red House, provided that any room-mates will be notified and verbally agree to this.
Those who repeatedly violate this added alcohol and drug policy, including non-alcoholic beer and wine policy, and after a warning from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.
Exceptions for non-alcoholic beer and wine consumption can be made for special events as decided by the General Circle.
If so far unknown or other substances are detected or detected at Ängsbacka, and / or conflict about the alcohol and drug policy occurs, this is addressed and decided upon in General Circle.