In 2011, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) established thirty-one comprehensive national standards for recovery residences.
These standards define the spectrum of recovery-oriented housing and supportive services and focus on rigorous quality and integrity in the operation, impact, and environment of the recovery residences. The standards were developed through a strength-based, collaborative approach that solicited input from all major regional and national recovery housing organizations as well as recovery residence providers (some with decades of experience) and nationally recognized recovery support stakeholders.
Outline of the Standard
The term “recovery residence” denotes safe and healthy residential environments in which skills vital for sustaining recovery are learned and practiced in a home-like setting, based on Social Model principles. NARR Standard 3.0 operationalizes the Social Model across four Domains, 10 Principles, 31 Standards and their individual rules.
Principle A Operate with integrity
Principle B Uphold residents’ rights
Principle C Create a culture of empowerment where residents engage in governance and leadership
Principle D Develop staff abilities to apply the Social Model
Principle E Provide a home-like environment
Principle F Promote a safe and healthy environment
Principle G Facilitate active recovery and recovery community engagement
Principle H Model prosocial behaviors and relationship enhancement skills
Principle F Cultivate the resident’s sense of belonging and responsibility for community
Principle J Be a good neighbor