American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 52, Issue 3–4, pp 406–411 | Cite as

The Role of Recovery Residences in Promoting Long-Term Addiction Recovery

  • The Society for Community Research and Action—Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association
Policy Statement

Executive Summary

Addiction and the larger arena of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse and related problems exact an enormous toll on individuals, families, organizations, local neighborhoods, and whole communities in the United States. Although a great number of advances have been made in AOD treatment, far too few individuals who could benefit from treatment receive it, and many who do receive treatment will resume AOD use following their discharge from it. New recovery support institutions are emerging beyond the arenas of traditional addiction treatment to support individuals hoping to initiate and to sustain long term recovery from addiction. One promising mechanism is the recovery residence.

Recovery residences (e.g., sober living houses, recovery homes, and Oxford Houses™) are sober, safe, and healthy living environments that promote recovery from AOD use and associated problems. At a minimum, recovery residences offer peer-to-peer recovery support with some providing...


National Association Addiction Treatment Addiction Medicine Recovery Support Addiction Counselor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • The Society for Community Research and Action—Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association
    • 1
  1. 1.Palm Beach GardensUSA

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