ORH Board, Staff, and Associates recognize that recovery takes time and that residential support has many facets, ranging from residential treatment models to long-term recovery housing. ORH affirms the necessity of a continuum of care to adequately address the total needs of people recovering from addiction.

Code of Ethics

 (as adapted from the Illinois Association of Extended Care)

All associate ORH operators and staff have agreed to operate by a code of ethics that:


Demonstrates dedication to the belief in the dignity and worth of all human beings.


Pledges to provide service for the welfare and betterment of all persons served.


Promotes and assists in the recovery of all persons.


Maintains an appropriate supportive relationship with all persons supported, never becoming socially, sexually or romantically involved, not committing any act of violence or threats of violence, and avoiding becoming financially involved with the same.


Refrains from undertaking any activity where personal conduct, including the inappropriate use of alcohol and other mood-altering drugs, is likely to result in inferior services or constitute a violation of the law.


Regularly evaluates skills, strengths and limitations, striving always for self-improvement, personal growth and increased knowledge through further education and training.

Ethical Conflicts

 (as adapted by Connecticut Certification Board)


To the best of their ability, Recovery Housing sites avoid dual relationships such as working directly with relatives, close friends and/or business acquaintances.


Employees of sites in good standing with the quality standards of ORH may participate in political activities on their own time and in accordance with their individual desires and preferences, but do so as individuals and not as representatives of ORH or their organization unless specifically agreed to by ORH or the organization for which they are working.


Owners and employees of sites in good standing with the quality standards of ORH and their employees may not offer or pay any illegal funds, directly or indirectly, in cash or in-kind, or engage in any split fee arrangement, in any form whatsoever, to induce the referral of patients or patronage to or from a health care provider or health care facility.


Owners and employees of sites in good standing with the quality standards of ORH and their employees may not solicit or receive any commission, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe, directly or indirectly, in cash or in-kind, or engage in any split-fee arrangement, in any form whatsoever, in return for the acceptance or acknowledgement of treatment from a health care provider or health care facility.


Sites in good standing with the quality standards of ORH shall only provide clinical or therapeutic interventions if those services meet conditions set in Ohio code.

All housing sites affiliated with ORH have been inspected and found to provide a standard of living that meets ORH & NARR requirements. The housing inspection includes health, life skills programming, safety and management reviews that ensure each site lives up to the standards set forth by ORH.

ORH Associate Peer Review: This set of standards supersedes any and all previous standards required to be an ORH associate.

The quality review process begins when the application is received by ORH. No claims of operating in good standing with the quality standards can be made until the site visit is completed and approved by the ORH Advisory Board. 

Upon approval, associates are encouraged to display documentation that they are in good standing with the ORH quality standards, “Associate of ORH,” or some similar statement in all literature for the property. A link to the ORH website may be inserted in the facility website homepage.

(Note that ORH provides peer quality reviews for Levels I, II, and III. Level IVs are licensed by the State of Ohio as residential treatment providers.)


T: 614-453-5133

F: 614-228-0740

E: info@ohiorecoveryhousing.org

ORH is an alliance for individuals and organizations operating quality recovery housing in Ohio.

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