About Us

The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical and supportive recovery housing. We have developed the most widely referenced national standard for the operation of recovery residences. We work with and support 30 state affiliate organizations. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.


Our mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy.


We envision all persons in recovery from addiction having access to the recovery support they need to live happier, healthier lives. NARR values hope, compassion, respect, honesty, responsibility, and fairness.


NARR was founded in 2011 by a group of organizations and individuals with deep recovery housing expertise, and a goal of developing and promoting best practices in the operation of recovery residences.


NARR works with federal government agencies, national addiction and recovery organizations,with our state-level recovery housing organizations, and with state addiction services agencies in pursuit of better and more accessible recovery housing opportunities.

Mailing Address

569 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102