Frequently Asked Questions

There are 4 Recovery Residence Levels of support. To better understand the criteria provided for each level, please view our NARR PDF chart here.

In 2011 the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) made history by establishing a national standard for all recovery residences. Click here to learn more about NARR.

Operators and staff of residences certified as meeting NARR standards shall value and respect each resident and put each individual’s recovery strengths and needs at the forefront of all decision making. To meet this obligation, we adhere to the following principles that can be viewed here.

Sober Living Insurance is an exclusive insurance program designed for Sober Living Homes. As a division of NSM Insurance Group, Sober Living Insurance offers a comprehensive suite of coverages to meet the unique needs of all sober living facilities. You can learn more here.

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) are jointly responsible for enforcing the Federal Fair Housing Act (“the Act”), 1) which prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status (children under 18 living with a parent or guardian), or national origin. 2) The Act prohibits housing-related policies and practices that exclude or otherwise discriminate against individuals because of protected characteristics. Learn more here.

The latest NCARR Membership Dues can be viewed here.

NARR was founded in 2011 by a group of organizations and individuals with vast experience in recovery housing from across the country. From the beginning, NARR has been committed to developing and maintaining a national standard for all levels of recovery housing. The term “recovery residence” denotes safe and healthy residential environments in which skills vital for sustaining recovery are learned and practiced in a home-like setting, based on Social Model principles. Learn more about our Social Model philosophy and standard of care here.

This is our guide forhelping recovery residences adapt to support people with Medication-Assisted Recovery. You can view our guide here.

These are our ethical policies regarding drug testing. You can view the latest NARR policies here.

These are our ethical policies regarding inducements. You can learn more here.