Recovery housing offers sober, safe, healthy living environments centered on peer support and connections that promote sustained recovery from substance use. Recovery housing is also known as recovery residences, sober homes, or sober living.
As recovery housing receives increased attention from federal, state, and community stakeholders, it is essential that recovery supports for individuals and families present promising approaches to extend the acute care treatment model and support long-term recovery.
Currently, there is no national estimate of recovery housing resources or scale of demand. However, with large numbers of people affected by substance use nationwide, demand for recovery housing is clearly outpacing availability. Even when recovery housing is available, the type of home, level of support, quality of services and support, and knowledge and skills of peer and clinical staff varies significantly.
C4 Innovations supports local, state, and national efforts to advance the availability and quality of recovery housing. We work with recovery housing stakeholders to assess recovery housing capacity, promote quality standards, and raise awareness of the importance of recovery housing as an option within housing and service continuums.
We partnered with colleagues at the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and National Council for Behavioral Health to develop "Helping Recovery Residences Adapt to Support People with Medication-Assisted Recovery" (PDF). This document provides guidance, key considerations, and tips and tools for recovery residence operators that are supporting or want to support individuals who choose medication-assisted recovery.
We Can Help You
- Assess and estimate recovery housing capacity
- Promote recovery housing within housing and service continuums
- Support residences and other recovery stakeholders to build capacity for starting, improving, and sustaining recovery housing
- Build workforce capacity within recovery residences
- Understand how residents using medication-assisted treatment (MAT)/medication-assisted recovery (MAR) can access and be supported in recovery housing
- Address stigma as it relates to serving people with substance use disorders
- Collaborate with community partners and funding sources