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Helping Recovery Residences Adapt to Support People With Medication-Assisted Recovery

Helping Recovery Residences Adapt to Support People With Medication-Assisted Recovery

By the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, Center for Social Innovation and the National Council for Behavioral Health

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services
As one key recovery support, access to quality recovery housing can make or break a person’s likelihood of long-term success. Specific to opioid use disorders, recovery residence operators need guidance to implement cultural and operational changes that support medication-assisted recovery. While different levels of recovery residences have varying structures, staffing, services, and supports, the information and considerations in this brief are helpful to all residences seeking to support medication-assisted pathways to recovery. Currently, there is no definitive research that matches the level of a recovery residence with its ability to support residents using medication in their recovery.

This document provides basic guidance, key considerations, and tips and tools for recovery residence operators that are supporting or want to support individuals who choose medication-assisted recovery.