Introduction to Recovery Residences in the US

Recovery House Manager Curriculum > Introduction to Recovery Residences in the US

This course offers an introduction and overview of recovery residences in the United State. Recovery residences are sober, safe, and peer support living environments that promote recovery from substance use and co-occurring issues.  All are rooted in social model recovery philosophy; however, they range in the type intensity of services they provide. This creates a spectrum of options that cost-effectively match the diverse and changing needs of individuals starting and learning to sustain recovery from substance use issues.

Audience(s)house manager, owner/operator, provider
Topic(s)recovery housing, recovery residences
Eligibility

This course is open to anyone. No prerequisites are required.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe elements of the recovery residence marketplace
  • Identify preferred and common recovery residence language
  • Discuss relative policies given the various service components
  • Recognize key past, present, and future milestones
  • Contrast the different types or levels of support
  • Identify quality assurance mechanisms
  • Describe key governance and leadership roles