ORH is a state affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). As such, ORH creates and maintains standards of excellence for recovery housing in Ohio that meet expectations of NARR and provides opportunity for a peer review process that regularly documents ongoing commitment to ORH quality standards.
ORH focuses on improving associates' knowledge of recovery from substance use disorders and establishing practices and environments to benefit both residents and housing operators. It strives to improve the public perception of recovery housing by promoting excellent, well-maintained housing as well as offering outreach and education to Ohio communities.
Associates of ORH meet quality standards for recovery housing, including:
Organization and Administration
Good Neighbor Relations
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Recovery Housing provides an alcohol and drug-free living environment, peer support, and connection to recovery assistance for people with substance use disorders. (Read More)
“People, places, things” is a common phrase used in the recovery community. Who we spend our time with, where we go, and the things we surround ourselves with. . .all of these impact who we are and the decisions that we make. Many times, people in early recovery have to give up everything they’ve known: who they hang out with – friends, significant others and family – as well as where they go and things they do because those "people, places, and things" put them at risk for relapse or continued use.
When people are newly sober, they are moving from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery. Recovery housing gives them the time and support needed to change those behaviors that were required for life and death survival in the culture of addiction. Through a community of support, people practice new behaviors that will help them thrive in their communities and sustain long-term recovery. It’s a place where people fit in, have common experiences and goals, and can be authentic without having to explain their addiction or recovery needs.
It’s what home should feel like.