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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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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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