RECOVERY HOUSING INFORMATION
Definition of Recovery Housing
According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 340.01 (A)(3) "Recovery Housing" means housing for individuals recovering from drug addiction that provides an alcohol and drug-free living environment, peer support, assistance with obtaining drug addiction services and other drug addiction recovery assistance.
The National Alliance of Recovery Residences defines recovery housing as sober, safe, and healthy living environments dedicated to promoting recovery from alcohol, drugs and other associated problems.
Levels of Recovery Housing
The National Alliance of Recovery Residences has established four levels of recovery housing that offer differing levels of support for residences. Rather than serving as a linear, step-down continuum of services, the models meet the varying needs of people in recovery. People may move in and out of the different levels depending on their individual circumstances.
Recovery Housing and Residential Treatment
The National Alliance of Recovery Residences recognizes recovery homes that offer clinical treatment services on-site as Level IV recovery residences.
In Ohio, these settings are considered to be residential treatment facilities, and must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Ohio Recovery Housing recognizes the important role that these facilities play in providing critical treatment services. Ohio Recovery Housing also recognizes that residential treatment facilities can implement social model of recovery principals in their programs and often include many elements of recovery housing, including peer-based recovery supports, life-skills and other recovery support services. Ohio needs a fully resourced continuum of treatment and recovery support services. Therefore, we welcome Level IV residences to be a part of the ORH network by having their organizations listed on our housing locator as Level IV residential treatment, attending our trainings and events, and participating in advocacy efforts.
However, Ohio Recovery Housing does not perform quality reviews for Level IV facilities. These organizations must be certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
In order to be considered a Level I, Level II, or Level III recovery home the home must
Maintain a drug and alcohol free living environment
Maintain a resident driven length of stay
Allow residents to have free choice of service providers
Maintain a landlord tenant relationship with residents
Recovery home does not offer clinical treatment services in the same building as the recovery home
Recovery home provides recovery support services to residents at the home