Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How long can I stay at Bonfire?
A: Our staff will continually evaluate your needs and progress. A target length of stay is 6-12 months, with a minimum commitment of 4 months.
Q: Can my family visit?
A: Yes, family can visit any time and use Glenn's Room (our first-level community space) to do so. Bonfire residents are free to leave our premises at any time outside of mandatory in-house meeting commitments. Residential areas are not available to family, significant others, or friends outside of our clientele.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We do not charge insurance for residency. The lab urinalysis tests we utilize charges most insurance and NH Medicaid.
Q: What medications can I take?
A: All prescribed medications must be documented during your intake and changes must be reported to our staff. Benzodiazepines, Adderall, and addiction maintenance drugs such as buprenorphine (Suboxone) and methadone are strictly prohibited and are grounds for immediate eviction if found on premises, on your person, or in your urine. Medications other than 200mg ibuprofen and aspirin must be approved on a case-by-case basis. The only workout supplements allowed are Protein and must be approved by Staff prior to use. Pre-workout drinks, Creatine, supplements, and testosterone boosters are strictly prohibited. All prescribed medications will be self-administered.
Q:What should I bring?
A: Please see our list of things to bring/not bring to our house.
Q: What if I use or drink during my stay?
A: We uphold a strict zero-tolerance policy. Any resident suspected of using or drinking will submit to a breathalyzer and urine analysis test. If recent drinking or drug use is confirmed, the offending resident will have 15 minutes to pack and leave Bonfire premises, and will not be admitted back onto our property except by stated permission by Staff. Staff will offer to drive the resident to a local shelter and will be stopped from driving any vehicle. Discharged residents may re-apply for residency after 90 days from their discharge date.
Q: What if I miss a payment?
A: We are constantly working to keep financial pressure off of our residents and their families. Our weekly cost to residents reflects the minimum with which we can operate and offer the best possible services. We hold our residents accountable for their personal responsibilities -- after all, accountability is a key component in one's recovery. We may take late payments on a case-by-case basis, but we will not take them lightly or often. We WILL accept credit cards and we encourage residents to pay on a monthly basis if possible.
Q: Do you accept dually-diagnosed individuals?
A: Yes, conditionally. Further information will have to be provided and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Though we are not a licensed facility capable of accommodating certain cases, we will refer you to the appropriate care source.
Q: Are you a religious organization?
A: No. We promote principles and a program of recovery that are inherently “spiritual” (i.e. mindful of others).
Q: Are you affiliated with any 12-Step Fellowships?
A: We are not. However, we do use the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous as our basic text in certain group discussions.