National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) has 4 levels of care to support those individuals in addiction recovery who are seeking recovery residences…

National Alliance for Recovery Residences

Recovery residences are a wise choice after drug rehab in order to maintain sobriety. Depending where you live, these shelters for addiction recovery may be referred to as halfway house, three-quarter house, transitional house or sober living home. In essence, NARR has deemed them to all fall under the category of recovery residences, with distinctions in terms of the level of care, support and services offered.

NARR defines recovery residence as a “sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug use and associated problems.”

4 Levels of Recovery Residences

Level 1 – Peer Run Recovery Residence

This level is best for those who have stabilized their alcohol and drug abuse and are mature enough to self- manage and commit to their recovery, with a stay from 90 days to several years.

  • Democratically run
  • Manual or Policy and Procedures
  • Drug Screening
  • House meetings
  • Self-help meetings encouraged
  • Generally single family residences
  • No paid positions within the residence
  • Perhaps an overseeing officer

Level 2 – Monitored Recovery Residence

This level offers a minimal amount of support and structure, with access to affordable services over a longer period of time.

  • House manager or senior resident
  • Policy and Procedures
  • House rules provide structure
  • Peer run groups
  • Drug Screening
  • House meetings
  • Involvement in self-help and/or treatment services
  • Primarily single family residences
  • Possibly apartments or other dwelling types
  • At least 1 compensated position

Level 3 – Supervised Recovery Residence

This level provides greater support and structure, typically best for those individuals transitioning from a drug rehab or residential treatment center.

  • Organizational hierarchy
  • Administrative oversight for service providers
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Licensing varies from state to state
  • Life skill development emphasis
  • Clinical services utilized in outside community
  • Service hours provided in house
  • All types of residential settings
  • Facility manager
  • Certified staff or case managers

Level 4 – Service Provider Recovery Residence

This level had the highest degree of support and structure and is best for individuals new to recovery and may need life skills development.

  • Overseen organizational hierarchy
  • Clinical and administrative supervision
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Licensing varies from state to state
  • Clinical services and programming are provided in house
  • Life skills development
  • All types of residences
  • Often a step down phase within care continuum of a treatment center
  • May be a more institutional in environment
  • Credentialed staff

Junction House recovery residences for women provides level 2 care. They have three difference recovery residences in the Pennsylvania area, offering a serene and supportive environment. For more information on which recovery residence is best suited for your addiction recovery, please contact Junction House at 215-919-1558.




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