REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2021 NARR conference!

Join us October 24 – 26 in Richmond, Virginia as we celebrate NARR’s Tenth Anniversary. We have a great lineup of speakers and panels for the only national recovery conference solely dedicated to recovery housing. This year’s theme, A Decade of Community, pays tribute to the hundreds of dedicated professionals and volunteers that are making…

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NARR COVID-19 call-in moves to monthly schedule

July 10, 2020: Thanks to all of you who have made our weekly calls such a success! We have discontinued the weekly calls and are replacing them with a monthly version, focusing on COVID-19 and also to discuss best practices in recovery housing generally. These calls will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. For your…

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NARR co-authors: new article on recovery residences and medication-assisted recovery

Congratulations to lead author Jenn Miles and co-authors Jason Howell, Dave Sheridan, George Braucht and Amy Mericle! Just published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, this article explores how the recovery efficacy of medications to treat opioid use disorders can be increased for individuals taking OUD medications in well-managed and recovery supportive…

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NARR hosting weekly call-in for COVID-19 concerns

Update July 12, 2020: Please note, this series is being replaced by our new monthly call-in. Links below will no longer work after today. For more information, please see this item. April 7, 2020 – Beginning today, recovery housing operators, staff members  and residents have a new source of support and information. While shelter-in-place conditions…

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A Message from NARR about Coronavirus and COVID-19

As America comes to terms with the new realities and dislocations of the coronavirus pandemic, NARR has been engaged with our state affiliates, recovery housing providers and individual residents about their concerns and developing challenges. We’ve also been digesting the volumes of material generated by reputable government agencies and national organizations. We’ve compiled a best…

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Residence Providers: New survey is an opportunity to make your needs known

Researchers at the University of Kentucky, on behalf of the Fletcher Group, Inc. and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, are conducting a survey to identify the technical assistance needs of recovery residence operators. These results will help NARR to identify training opportunities for recovery residence operators across the country. Who should complete this survey?…

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Questions about NARR standards? New companion guide released

NARR has created a new information resource, the National Standard 3.0 Compendium. This document was developed in response to numerous requests from recovery residence operators and others interested in the genesis and application of recovery residence best practices. It is a detailed guide to the sources and rationale for the individual requirements comprising the standard.…

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NARR releases new MAT guide for recovery residence operators

NARR has just released its guide for recovery residence operators on supporting individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. The guide is a joint effort of NARR, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Center for Social Innovation. It is concise, easy to read, and tailored to the information needs of recovery housing…

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House of Representatives passes landmark recovery housing standards bill

On June 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4684, the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018. The bill is a milestone, marking Congress’ recognition of the need to support quality recovery housing. It is also the first time NARR has been referenced in Congressional legislation. The bill includes several important…

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