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The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the availability and quality of recovery housing across the United States. NARR's mission is to support and enhance the recovery process for individuals struggling with addiction by advocating for and providing access to safe, supportive, and affordable recovery residences.


Since its founding, NARR has grown to include over 2,500 certified recovery residences across the United States, providing safe, supportive, and affordable housing for tens of thousands of individuals in recovery.


Their work has directly contributed to the improvement of recovery housing standards nationwide, ensuring that those in need have access to the resources and support they require to successfully rebuild their lives.



The National Alliance for Recovery Residences was established in 2011 by a group of committed professionals and recovery advocates who recognized the critical need for quality, affordable recovery housing in the United States.


With the opioid epidemic on the rise and millions of Americans affected by addiction, it was evident that there was a significant gap in available resources for those seeking to rebuild their lives in recovery. NARR was born out of a determination to fill that gap and provide a comprehensive support system for those in need.



NARR develops and maintains national standards for recovery residences, and collaborates with local and regional organizations to implement these standards through certification programs.

Research and Collaboration

NARR partners with research institutions to collect and disseminate data on the effectiveness of recovery residences, promoting best practices within the field.

Education and Training 

NARR provides educational resources for recovery residence operators to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to offer quality, evidence-based recovery support services.


NARR advocates for public policies and funding that support the expansion and improvement of recovery residences at the local, state, and federal levels.


NARR has established the most widely accepted national standard for recovery residence operations, which has been adopted by over thirty state affiliate organizations. Collectively, these organizations support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States. 

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