Advocacy Alert: Model Recovery Residence Certification Act

March 4, 2021

The LAPPA (Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association) has a new publication. The Model Recovery Residence Certification Act is the culmination of over a year of research.

Substance use disorder constitutes a serious threat to the health and welfare of America. This report showed that recovery residences support the recovery of individuals with substance use disorder and help prevent relapse, criminal justice system involvement, and overdose.

They also are designed to address the needs of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder through the provision of a safe and healthy living environment and a community of supportive recovering peers to which residents are accountable.

Multiple peer reviewed studies show that well-run recovery residences have a long-lasting, positive impact on individuals in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

Read the full publication online.

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