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NARR Levels Summary

Guide to MAT best practices for recovery residence operators

The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) has just released (April 2019) its guide for sober home operators on supporting individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. This guide discusses the basics of the most commonly prescribed medications, including how they work, how they are meaningfully improving recovery outcomes, and most importantly how sober homes can become welcoming and supportive recovery environments for individuals prescribed these medications.

Sober homes cannot refuse entry into their sober home based solely on whether or not a person participates in MAT.  Such exclusions may violate the Federal Fair Housing Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. This guide provides basic guidance, key considerations, and tips and tools for sober home operators that are supporting or want to support individuals who choose MAT. 

Recovery Housing Issue Brief

This brief provides an overview of recovery housing for state policymakers. Topics covered include the definition and importance of recovery housing, evidence for recovery housing outcomes, cost-effectiveness of recovery housing programs, and recommendations for how states can support recovery housing and recovery housing quality standards.

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