Code of Conduct

Stay Alive Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Stay Alive Slack Community. This space was created as an outlet for individuals to support each other through their struggles and to celebrate one another through their recoveries.

We ask that you treat this environment as a respectful and safe place, as we work together to help individuals grow and find their purpose. To that extent, we have created a set of rules for all users and visitors to abide by. Please not that that is list is not meant to be an all inclusive list, and that Stay Alive reserves the right to amend, and or remove users, at its sole direction.

Slack Community Rules

Stay Alive Prohibits Spam, Advertising and Self-promotion

Spam is defined as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other websites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Spam also includes sending private messages to any individuals for the same reasons identified herein. Stay Alive requests that users do not post links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forum in any way.

Stay Alive Asks Users Not To Post Phone Numbers or Personal Information

Stay Alive encourages friendships through use of our platform. However, we ask that personal information, as identified in our Privacy Policy, not be posted through public forums, but if necessary to be provided, by provided via Direct Message (DM) or outside of Slack.

Stay Alive Prohibits Copyright/Infringement Materials

Stay Alive prohibits users providing, posting, mentioning, or asking for information without the consent of the author, creator, or owner of any material is forbidden.

Stay Alive Prohibits Posts Containing Offensive Messages, Links or Images


Threats of self-harm to self or others are not tolerated. If this information is discovered, our moderators will contact you and provide resources related to support. However, if you do not make an attempt to seek help, our moderators reserve the right to remove you from the group and/or Slack Community. This is handled this way to keep the Stay Alive Slack Community a safe environment as well as preventing others from being triggered.


Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user profile pictures. Unwarranted excessive DM’s are not tolerated. Please report such actions to a moderator. Any message content regarding weight measurements is strictly prohibited from our eating disorder channel. This can be extremely triggering for individuals who have experienced this.

Substance Abuse

Stay Alive is an advocate for those recovering from addiction. With that in mind, we ask that users refrain from promoting the use of drugs or alcohol.

Respectful Of Other Members

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and to explain your perspective. However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey these rules.

Becoming a Moderator

You must be active in the individual channels you wish to moderate and regularly monitor conversations in those channels.

You must also maintain a working knowledge of the subject matter.

Please be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when/if needed.

Current moderators and Stay Alive team members will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired channel topic. Stay Alive team members have the final say and we reserve the right to refuse applicants with or without cause.

Moderator Policy

In order to apply to be a moderator you must:

Report any member that goes against the Stay Alive Slack Community Rules to a Stay Alive team member.

Knowledgeable of the Channel Topics they would like to moderate.

Visit the channels each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible (ideally once a day) setting a good example to the other members.

Take an active part in discussions between Moderators relating to the operations of the slack environment.

Help to keep unsuitable content out of the channels as much as possible.

General Questions

Do I have to use my real name as my username?

You are not required to use your actual personal information for your Slack profile. However, in order to register for the Slack Community, it is required that you use your accurate first name, last name, and email during the initial signup.

Am I allowed more than one account?

No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account in the Stay Alive Slack Community. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the Slack community and reported to the moderators and the Stay Alive team members.

What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, you may be warned, banned, and/or removed from the Stay Alive Slack Community. Removal of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.

The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?

Please report the thread/post to the moderators or Stay Alive team member.

Where can I find out who is in charge?

The Channel Moderators are displayed in every channel.