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Recovery housing provides a substance-free living environment combined with supportive services such as peer support, employment, transportation and other assistance for people in recovery from addiction. It gives people time to develop sustained recovery while rebuilding other aspects of their lives. Research published in the journal “Psychiatric Services” has found that people with substance use disorders who live in recovery housing have a greater chance of achieving long-term recovery than those who do not.

Interact for Health partnered with researchers at Miami University to get a better understanding of recovery housing in our 20-county service area. Between July 2019 and February 2020, researchers examined data and statistics, and conducted a survey of recovery houses and 40 focus groups with people with substance use disorders, providers, people in recovery and family members. The project produced the documents at right.

Study identifies gaps in availability, understanding of recovery housing: A summary of the highlights of the study, including the need for more houses and beds, certification and education about recovery housing.

Recovery Housing Resource Guide: A list of recovery housing facilities in Interact for Health’s 20-county service area. The information was collected through a survey that was accessible between August 2019 and January 2020. Fill out this form to request a digital copy of the guide. After you submit your request, click the link to the guide that will appear in the window. Then move your cursor over the window and click the download or print icon.

Recovery Housing Gap Analysis: The complete 42-page report of the findings from Miami University researchers.

For more information about the study, contact

Michelle Lydenberg
Research and Evaluation Officer

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