E24 - Out of the Shadows: Ethics and Best Practices in Recovery Housing (1.50 CEs)
Date & Time
Friday, August 18, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Beth Fisher Sanders
Come learn what the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) has done and is doing to establish ethics and standards, promote education, and ensure quality recovery residences that can work effectively to improve outcomes for people with addictions and co-occurring disorders. NARR is providing guidance, oversight, education and support for recovery residences across the country through our state affiliates and has been recognized as a powerful force for helping political, medical and social agencies deal with the burgeoning drug epidemic in the United States. Attendees will gain insights into how they can access and use quality recovery housing to extend care for their clients within safe and supportive environments.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Distinguish characteristics of quality recovery residence operations and practice, as well as characteristics of questionable operators.
  • Differentiate among the different types of recovery residences (i.e., sober living, recovery housing, extended care) and gain tools to assess client needs for best match to service and housing level.
  • List the resources for accessing quality aftercare recovery residences to effectively work in the continuum of care.