3.G.21. Recovery planning

NARR Standard 3.0: 3.G.21. Engage residents in recovery planning and development of recovery capital

Two concepts—pathway and agency—are helpful when describing the motivation for this standard. Snyder et al (1991) first discussed these dual concepts together as “global hope.”35 Global hope occurs when an individual has a goal, conceives of a pathway (such as a Recovery Plan) to that goal, and believes that they have the agency to execute the pathway toward the goal. Research suggests that an increase in one’s global hope is predictive of drug abstinence.22 The concept of self-regulation can also help illustrate the important relationship between pathway and agency and how it relates to this standard. Both pathway and agency are strongly associated with self-regulation,36 which is an individual’s ability to realize a personal health issue and understand the factors involved in that issue. As a person better understands the issue, he or she must decide upon an action plan (pathway) for resolving the issue and execute the plan (agency).37 Further, agency is strongly associated with self-esteem,36 an important element in personal recovery capital. As they develop their recovery plans and foster agency to execute them, residents are developing their recovery capital. This standard is seated in the social model (recovery orientation; governance) as residents take charge of their own decision making and reflects SAMHSA’s dimension, Health. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium

The standard is upheld by the following rules:

  • 3.G.21.a.  Evidence that each resident develops and participates in individualized recovery planning that includes an exit plan/strategy
  • 3.21.b.  Evidence that residents increase recovery capital through such things as recovery support and community service, work/employment, etc.
  • 3.21.c.  Written criteria and guidelines explain expectations for peerleadership and mentoring roles.


3.G.21.a. Person-centered plan
3.G.21.b. Recovery capital
3.G.21.c. Peer roles

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
1.A. Operate with Integrity
1.A.1. Use mission and vision as guides for decision making
1.A.1.a. Mission
1.A.1.b. Vision
1.A.2. Adhere to legal and ethical codes and use best business practices
1.A.2.a. Business entity
1.A.2.b. Insurance
1.A.2.c. Property permission
1.A.2.d. Legal compliance
1.A.2.e. Ethical marketing
1.A.2.f. Background checks
1.A.2.g. Paying residents
1.A.2.h. Financial boundaries
1.A.2.i. Code of Ethics
1.A.3. Financial accounting
1.A.3.a. Fee transparency
1.A.3.b. Accounting system
1.A.3.c. Refund policies
1.A.3.d. 3rd party payments
1.A.4. Data collection
1.A.4.a. Resident information
1.B. Uphold Residents’ Rights
1.B.5. Rights and Requirements
1.B.6. Resident information
1.B.6.a. Secured records
1.B.6.b. Confidentiality
1.B.6.c. Social media policy
1.C. Culture of Empowerment
1.C.7. Peer governance
1.C.7.a. Resident driven
1.C.7.b. Grievance policy
1.C.7.c. Community posts
1.C.7.d. Length of stay
1.C.7.e. Resident voice
1.C.8. Resident involvement
1.C.8.a. Reciprocal responsibility
1.C.8.b. Leadership roles
1.C.8.c. Recovery process
1.D. Develop Staff Abilities
Quiz: Recovery Residences in the US
2.E. Home-like Environment
2.F. Safe Healthy Environment
Recovery Residence Certification
3.G. Facilitate Recovery
3.G.20. Promote purpose
3.G.20.a. Meaningful activities
3.G.21. Recovery planning
3.G.21.a. Person-centered plan
3.G.21.b. Recovery capital
3.G.21.c. Peer roles
3.G.22. Community supports
3.G.22.a. Resource directory
3.G.22.b. Resource linkage
3.G.23. Mutual support
3.G.23.a. Weekly schedule
3.G.23.b. Mutual aid
3.G.24. Recovery support services
3.G.24.a. RSS
3.G.24.b. RSS Staff
3.G.25. Clinical services
3.G.25.a. Clinical services
3.H. Model Prosocial Behaviors
3.H.26. Respectful environment
3.H.26.a. Model recovery
3.H.26.b. Trauma informed
3.H.26.c. Resident input
3.I. Sense of Community
4.J. Be a Good Neighbor
4.J.30. Responsive neighbor
4.J.30.a. Contact information
4.J.30.b. Complaint response
4.J.30.c. Neighbor interaction
4.J.31. Courtesy rules
4.J.31.a. Preemptive policies
4.J.31.b. Parking