To be admitted, men must meet and adhere to the following simple rules:
- Have an ID
- Have a desire to stop drinking.
- Make a commitment to both sobriety and a 10 day stay.
- Be willing to become active/active again in a 12-Step program.
- Have or be willing to acquire a 12-Step sponsor.
- Agree to abide by the house rules.
Charle Street is a non-medical facility. For that reason, certain restrictions are placed on medications permitted during a resident's stay.
The Following medication classifications cannot be taken while a resident of Charle Street:
- Psychotropic Drugs (drugs that affect the mind). There are three classifications- antipsychotic, antidepressant, and anti-anxiety.
- Prescription analgesics, with the exception of NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory Drugs- Examples: Ibuprofen - Advil and Motrin, Naproxen - Aleve). Any prescription NSAID combined with an opiate cannot be taken while a resident.
- Anti-Insomnia Drugs
Certain prescription medications are permitted:
- Heart and Cardiovascular related
- Respiratory related - Asthma, COPD, and Emphysema
- Antibiotics - Due to its highly contagious and dangerous nature, no one with Staph/MRSA infection will be admitted.
All medications, including over-the-counter, will be kept in the office and dispensed ONLY by the Committee man on duty.
In the event of an alcoholic seizure or other medical emergency, paramedic response time is approximately four minutes. Medical treatment is rendered at Hoag Hospital.
- ‘Charle Street’ is a short-term residential facility providing caring support, room, board, toiletries, and clothing for up to twenty-one recovering alcoholics. It is the only facility of its kind in Orange County that offers this scope of assistance free of charge to the men it serves.
- ‘Charle Street’ is managed by an all-volunteer committee of sober, kind, and devoted men. The majority of these Committee men are former residents; now active and productive members of the community they gratefully give back to.
To be admitted, men must meet and adhere to the following simple requirements:
- Maintain sobriety.
- Continue to progress within a 12-Step program.
- Maintain a 12-Step sponsor.
- Acquire/maintain employment.
- Agree to abide by the house rules
- McMillen House provides affordable, medium-term (up to 1 year) housing for up to twelve newly recovering alcoholics. It provides a safe, sober, structured environment that assists the men in building a firm foundation for their continued long-term sobriety and personal growth. This is a critical step in the process of integrating back into society.
“We accept no government funding whatsoever. All donations received are from private citizens.”