High quality recovery residences promote recovery by offering sober, safe, and healthy living environments and providing an environment of support to nurture those in recovery from substance use disorder.
People in recovery who have access to recovery housing not only become healthy, they become productive and valued citizens. Individuals who enter sober housing after treatment have significantly lower substance use, significantly higher monthly income, and significantly lower incarceration rates compared with individuals who leave treatment to a “usual-care condition” only, such as outpatient treatment or self-help groups.
“Recovery homes provide a community for people to come together and listen to each other, offering essential peer support. Collaborating with others in recovery yields a much higher success rate than when you’re living on your own or living with other people that are not in recovery.”
– David Riegel, Co-Founder of Vermont Foundation of Recovery
Good Investments in Vermont:
Vermont Alliance of Recovery Residencies (VTARR): VTARR is a coalition of people and organizations from the recovery community focused on improving the recovery housing landscape throughout Vermont. VTARR’s mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy. Recovery residences that gain voluntary certification adopt a base standard of quality that positively impacts their members and communities.