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Recovery Residences Adopt Ethics Code

30 August 2016 Written by 

The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) now has an ethics code that mirrors the objectives of its longstanding operating standard for sober homes.

Leaders in the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) have officially approved a code of ethics for the organization, a set of 20 principles for resident-focused operation of sober homes. Recovery residence operators and staff who are subject to the code will work through NARR's state-based affiliates to report any unethical practices they encounter, according to the national organization.

A member of the NARR committee that worked on the standards tells Addiction Professional that the general principles articulated in the ethics code coordinate with the specific operational standards for sober homes that NARR has promulgated for the field since 2011. Ron Luce, executive director of the 11-bed John W. Clem Recovery House in Athens, Ohio, says NARR is now reviewing each individual standard in that set to determine what a recovery home specifically should demonstrate in order to document that it is meeting each standard.

With too many recovery home operators not doing business ethically, Luce believes that “if we don't come up with a commitment to standards, the states and the federal goverment will begin to dictate what the standards are, and then nobody will be happy.”

Content Originally Published By: Gary Enos @ Addiction Professional

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