Recovery House Certification

Recovery House Certification
Recovery residences offer an alcohol and illicit drug-free living environment with a focus on peer support and connection to other recovery services. Recovery residences function as a supportive dwelling and are not halfway houses or programs that are required to be licensed by any state agency. While Recovery residences are not required to be licensed, RI General Law § 40.1-1-13 requires that all referrals made from state agencies or state-funded facilities must be to certified residences that meet national standards. Certification is a voluntary process but necessary in order to receive such referrals and/or state funding for recovery housing. The Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) is the sole entity to implement their certification program in Rhode Island. The application process may be found on the RICARES website: http://ricares.org/recovery-housing-certification.html