3.I.29. External community

NARR Standard 3.0: 3.I.29. Connect residents to the local community

This standard reflects a program domain of social model recovery, which is community orientation. Community recovery capital refers, in part, to the local recovery role models, treatment and mutual aid resources, and recovery homes available to the individual to draw upon as needed to support recovery. This standard emphasizes the role of the residence organization to facilitate that capital. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium

The standard is upheld by the following rules:

  • 3.I.29.a.  Residents are linked to mutual aid, recovery activities and recovery advocacy opportunities.
  • 3.I.29.b.  Residents find and sustain relationships with one or morerecovery mentors or mutual aid sponsors.
  • 3.I.29.c.  Residents attend mutual aid meetings or equivalent support services in the community.
  • 3.I.29.d.  Documentation that residents are formally linked with thecommunity such as job search, education, family services, health and/or housing programs.
  • 3.I.29.e.  Documentation that resident and staff engage in community relations and interactions to promote kinship with other recovery communities and goodwill for recovery services.
  • 3.I.29.f.  Residents are encouraged to sustain relationships inside the residence and with others in the external recovery community.


3.I.29.a. Recovery linkage
3.I.29.b. Recovery mentor
3.I.29.c. Mutual aid meetings
3.I.29.d. Resource linkage
3.I.29.e. Multi-membership
3.I.29.f. Social bonds

Course Syllabus

  • NARR 3.0 | 3.I.29. External community