National Alliance for Recovery Residences

The National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR) was formed in 2011 to create, evaluate and improve standards and measures of quality for all levels of recovery residences.

NARR provides a forum for exchanging ideas, including development of a uniform nomenclature for our field, problem solving, training and advocacy.

We assist existing regional associations (affiliates) in their growth, and foster the development of recovery residence associations where none exist.

NARR is also the national resource for recovery residence providers seeking standards, protocols for ethical practice, training and state of the art information pertaining to all levels of residential support.

While NARR works primarily with established and emerging state affiliates and operators of recovery housing, we also publish a variety of resources which may be of interest to advocates (including donors and sponsors), government officials and law enforcement, healthcare professionals and more.

What is Recovery Housing?

Addiction is a chronic disease, not an acute health problem that can be cured by a single dose of treatment. "Recovery residence" (RR) is a broad term describing a sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug use and associated problems.

At minimum, RRs offer peer-to-peer recovery support with some providing professionally delivered clinical services all aimed at promoting abstinence-based, long-term recovery.

In Need of Recovery Housing?

NARR does not operate or certify a recovery residence; our state affiliates do.

Please consider reaching out to your state affiliate directly, or contact us if you have any questions or concerns.