3.G.24. Recovery support services
NARR Standard 3.0: 13.G.24. Provide recovery support and life skills development services
Rather than focusing on substance use disorders as an issue to be treated, social model recovery looks to a more holistic approach to wellness that includes skills development and formal social support (recovery orientation). Peer-based recovery support, a service for which positive evidence continues to emerge, is an essential recovery support. 39, 40 Delivered through formal structures and specialized roles, peer-based recovery supports are nonprofessional services delivered across a range of domains to support long-term recovery.41 These services are provided by peers who have lived experience and training to assist others in initiating and maintaining recovery and in enhancing their quality of life.3 The formalized nature of peer support, among other features, makes peer support distinct from mutual aid.39 Life skills help individuals positively adapt to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life.42 Life skills development, such as employment readiness or budgeting, provides essential informational social support.43 By providing peer-based recovery support and life skills development services delivered by trained and supervised staff, Level III and Level IV recovery residences enhance human recovery capital as well as community recovery capital. This approach also addresses SAMHSA’s recovery dimension, Health. Residence operators will demonstrate structured support for skill development for residents and staff. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
The standard is upheld by the following rules:
- 3.G.24.a. Provide structured scheduled, curriculum-driven, and/or otherwise defined support services and life skills development. Trained staff (peer and clinical) provide learning opportunities.
- 3.G.24.b. Ongoing performance support and training are provided for staff.
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