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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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Ohio Recovery Housing – Annual Conference April 3-4, 2018

Ohio’s Recovery Housing Conference is designed to provide high quality educational and networking opportunities for recovery housing operators, people in recovery, housing experts and state and local policy makers.  This year is a “Time to Build” and attendees will be working together to develop strategies on expansion, sustainability, and advocacy for recovery housing. Registration is…

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Ohio Recovery Housing webinar: March 6, 2018

Ohio Recovery Housing is pleased to offer an e-based training opportunity: Writing quality policies and procedures that improve operations and resident experience This webinar is designed to help recovery housing operators gain knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies and procedures.  Please use this link to register today.  Having well written and executed policies…

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Preview of NARR 2017 Best Practices Conference

We have an outstanding program planned this year. The week of October 15 in Chicago features two events — our annual conference (now extended to three days), and a special Sunday pre-conference workshop. Speakers and panels include: Keynote address by Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment John Driscoll, Senior Vice President of…

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Another big win for fair housing rights and recovery residences

Housing discrimination is nothing new. Every state forbids it. The Federal government forbids it. Many of the worst abuses are thankfully rare. However age-old tendencies to want to exclude and marginalize people “not like us” haven’t died. Over time, the forms of discrimination change. Things have taken a particularly nasty turn over the past several…

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Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovering addicts

  Press of Atlantic City publishes wonderful article: Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovery addictions (January 2014) Plus, follow the link above to view the supportive comments made by readers. Add your own comments in support of recovery residences to help lower barriers to recovery resources that people need to support them in…

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Ohio’s Recovery Housing Conference Draws Large, Diverse Crowd

On October 7 & 8, 2013, representatives from across the State of Ohio met at the scenic Deer Creek State Park lodge for a Recovery Housing Conference and Training. The room was packed! Staff had to roll in two extra tables to accommodate the number of attendees representing a diverse cross section: State and local government…

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Sunshine State Beams About Recovery Residences

The 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act (GAA) directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (Department) to submit a report on recovery residences to the Legislature by October 1, 2013 Referencing studies completed by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Hawaii, the report points out that recovery residences are not treatment providers.  Instead, they offer recovery oriented housing and…

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