X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

6.3 Recovery Residences have and enforce parking courtesy rules where street parking is scarce;

Strongly recommend                Strongly recommend                              X                                             X

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.8 Recovery Residences foster mutually supportive and recovery-oriented relationships between residents and/or staff through peer-based interactions, house meetings, community gatherings, recreational events, and/or other social activities;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.7 Recovery Residences have an orientation process that clearly communicates residents’ rights and requirements prior to them signing any agreements; collects demographic and emergency contact information and provides new residents with written instructions on emergency procedures and staff contact information;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.6 Recovery Residences create a safe, structured, and recovery supportive environment through written and enforced residents’ rights and requirements;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.5 Recovery Residences have a grievance policy and procedure for residents;

1.10 Recovery Residences have written permission from the owner of record to operate a Recovery Residence on their property;

Strongly recommend                Strongly recommend                              X                                               X

1.9 Recovery Residences collect and report accurate process and outcome data for continuous quality improvement;

1.5 Recovery Residences comply with state and federal requirements.
If required, documents such as licenses and certificates of occupancy are visible for public view;

Strongly recommend                Strongly recommend                              X                                               X

  • Overseen organizational hierarchy
  • Clinical and administrative supervision
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Licensing varies from state to state

Level IV

Service Provider

  • Facility manager
  • Certified staff or case managers
  • Varies – all types of residential settings

Level I

Peer-Run

Recovery Residences Levels of Support

  • At least 1 compensated person
  • Primarily single family residences
  • Possibly apartments or other dwelling types
  • House rules provide structure
  • Peer run groups
  • Drug screening
  • House meetings
  • Involvement in self help and/or treatment services
  • House manager or senior resident
  • Policy and Procedures


ADMINISTRATION













SERVICES













RESIDENCE










STAFF

LEVEL II

LEVEL I 

LEVEL IV

LEVEL III

LEVEL II

LEVEL I 

​LEVEL IV

LEVEL III

LEVEL II

LEVEL I

LEVEL IV

​LEVEL III

LEVEL II

LEVEL  I 

LEVEL I 

LEVEL I 

4.4 Recovery Residences keep resident records secure with access limited to authorized staff only;

4.3 Recovery Residences adhere to applicable confidentiality laws;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         X                                                         X                                                   N/A                                          N/A

4.2 Recovery Residences use an applicant screening process that helps maintain a safe and supportive environment for a specific group of persons in recovery;

​​​​2.  FISCAL MANAGEMENT STANDARDS 

1.11 Recovery Residences abide by the NJARR Code of Ethics pertaining to financial gain from inter-agency relationships and may not solicit or receive any commission, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe, directly or indirectly, in-cash or in-kind, or engage in any split-fee agreement in return for the acceptance or acknowledgement of treatment from a health care provider or health care facility, i.e., rent assistance.

1.8 Recovery Residences provide drug and alcohol free environments;

Strongly recommend                Strongly recommend                                  X                                               X

1.1  Recovery Residences are legal business entities as evidenced by business licenses or incorporation documents;

1. ORGANIZATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE  STANDARDS         

Member Standards

  • Clinical services and programming are provided in house
  • Life skill development
  • Organizational hierarchy
  • Administrative oversight for service providers
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Licensing varies from state to state

Level II 

Monitored

  • Democratically Run
  • Manual or P&P










  • Drug Screenings
  • House Meetings
  • Self Help Meetings Encouraged










  • Generally Single Family Residences









  • No Paid Positions within Residence
  • Perhaps an Overseeing Officer

5.10 Recovery Residences have meeting spaces that accommodate all residents;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.9 Recovery Residences maintain the interior and exterior of the property in a functional, safe and clean manor that is compatible with the neighborhood;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.8 Recovery Residences have laundry services that are accessible to all residents;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.7 Recovery Residences have one sink, toilet and shower per four residents or adhere to local and state requirements;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         N/A                                                       N/A                                                   X                                                  X     

4.17 Recovery Residences offer life skills development services;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  N/A 

4.16 Housing at the recovery residence is not contingent upon participation in clinical services at the provider or an alternate location.

4.  RECOVERY SUPPORT STANDARDS    

         X                                                         X                                                   N/A                                          N/A

3.2 Recovery Residences post emergency numbers, protocols and evacuation maps;

       N/A                                                   N/A                                                  X                                               X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

           N/A                                                    N/A                                                    X                                           X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

1.6 Recovery Residences clearly identify the responsible person(s) in charge of the Recovery Residence to all residents;

1.4 Recovery Residences property owners/operators carry general liability insurance;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

  • Credentialed staff
  • All types – often a step down phase within care continuum of a treatment center
  • May be a more institutional in environment
  • Life skills development emphasis
  • Clinical services utilized in outside community
  • Service hours provided in house

Level III

Supervised

View the new NARR standards that were updated October 2, 2015 here 

LEVEL IV

LEVEL III.

LEVEL II

LEVEL I

LEVEL IV

LEVEL III

6.2 Recovery Residences have rules regarding noise, smoking, loitering and parking that are responsive to neighbor’s reasonable complaints;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

6.1 Recovery Residences provide neighbors with the responsible person(s) contact information upon request. The responsible person(s) responds to neighbor’s complaints, even if it is not possible to resolve the issue;

5.2 Recovery Residences provide each residents with food and personal item storage;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5. PROPERTY   STANDARDS    

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.11 Recovery Residences encourage each resident to develop and participate in their own personalized recovery plan;

n/a                             Minimum of 1 per month                   Minimum of 1 per week                 Minimum of 1 per week

4.10 Recovery Residences have clear procedures for the use of on-site drug urinalysis-inclusive of documentation, frequency and billing practices. Procedures must be relative to the level of care (Level 1-4) and at a minimum accommodate as indicated. Urinalysis procedures shall at a maximum require an analysis upon admission; suspicion and randomly-not to exceed two samples per week. Resident reimbursement does not exceed 100% of costs. In the instance where on-site urinalysis is inconclusive and an independent laboratory is utilized for confirmation, the confirmation shall not be utilized more than 1 times per week and the cost for such confirmation shall not be billable to the resident. Documentation of testing, in the format of a Urinalysis Log, is maintained and available to FARR inspectors at any time.

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

   If Applicable                                 If Applicable                                         X                                                   X

1.7 Recovery Residences clearly state the minimum qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the responsible person(s) in a written job description and/or contract;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

1.3 Recovery Residences have a written code of ethics;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

`1.2  Recovery Residences have a written mission and vision statement;

LEVEL IV

LEVEL III

LEVEL II

LEVEL I 

5.6 Recovery Residences have a community room large enough to accommodate house meetings and sleeping rooms that adhere to local and state square footage requirements;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.5 Recovery Residences provide a non smoking internal living environment;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         N/A                                                       N/A                                                   X                                                  X     

4.15 Recovery Residences provide access to scheduled and structured peer-based services such as didactic presentations;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.14 Recovery Residences encourage residents to attend mutually supportive, self help groups and/or outside professional services;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.12 Recovery Residences inform residents on the wide range of local treatment and recovery support services available to them including: 12 step or other mutual support groups, recover community centers, recovery ministries, recovery-focused leisure activities and recovery advocacy opportunities;

3.1 Recovery Residences post emergency procedures and staff phone number in conspicuous locations;

3.  OPERATION STANDARDS    

2.1 Recovery Residences maintain an accounting system that fully documents all resident financial transactions such as fees, payments and deposits;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

6. GOOD NEIGHBOR  STANDARDS   

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.12 Recovery Residences address routine and emergency repairs in a timely fashion;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.3 Recovery Residences place functioning fire extinguishers in plain sight and/or in clearly marked locations ;

         N/A                                                       N/A                                                  N/A                                               X     

4.18 Recovery Residences offer clinical services in accordance to State laws;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

4.13 Recovery Residences provide nonclinical, recovery support and related services;

4.9 Recovery Residences foster recovery-supportive, alcohol and drug-free environments through written and enforced policies and procedures that address: residents who return to alcohol and/or drug use; hazardous item searches; drug-screening and or toxicology protocols; and prescription and non-prescription medications usage and storage;

4.1 Recovery Residences maintain a staffing plan;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                               X     

5.11 Recovery Residences have appliances that are in working order and furniture that is in good condition;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.4 Recovery Residences have functioning smoke detectors installed. If the residence has gas appliances, functioning carbon monoxide detectors are installed;

         X                                                         X                                                     X                                                  X     

5.1 Recovery Residences abide by all local building and fire safety codes;