MAT Proficient Recovery Housing

This curriculum helps recovery residence providers adapt their program, polices and procedures in order to support persons seeking recovery who are undergoing medication assisted treatment. It consists of both self-paced courses and virtual learning community, where participants can share challenges and solutions. Pre-request: Recovery housing experience and a commit to support persons on medication assisted treatment.

Curriculum Outline:

Self-paced Courses

  • Introduction to Recovery Residences

Learning Community

  • Where is Right for Whom
  • Medication Assisted Recovery Service Plan – Given your priority population, what support services do you need to provide as a part of your recovery residence program and what support services in the local community can serve as key partners.
  • Transition Plans –  Change creates stress, which increases the risk of using substances.

Introduction to Recovery Residences in the US

This course offers an introduction and overview of recovery residences in the United State. Recovery residences are sober, safe and peer support living environments that promote recovery from substance use and co-occurring issues.

Audience(s)house manager, owner/operator, provider
Topic(s)recovery housing, recovery residences

This course is open to anyone. No prerequisites are required.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe elements of the recovery residence marketplace
  • Identify preferred and common recovery residence language
  • Discuss relative policies given the various service components
  • Recognize key past, present, and future milestones
  • Contrast the different types or levels of support
  • Identify quality assurance mechanisms
  • Describe key governance and leadership roles
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Recovery Literacy

Recovery literacy is the degree to which individuals have “the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information, supports and services needed to make appropriate decisions in support of recovery”. Recovery literacy helps you support recovery for yourself and for others, and the aim of a recovery-oriented program should be to instill the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to develop and maintain a recovery lifestyle.

Audience(s)administrator, affected family member, individual, workforce
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Social Model Recovery

This course takes a comprehensive look at social model, a type of recovery support that focuses on ecological, cultural and social determinate of health. Social model programs are where the setting is the service, and social model is the foundation for many recovery services, such as recovery housing.

Audience(s)house manager
Topic(s)recovery, recovery housing, recovery residences
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Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Please sign in or create your account in order to access this material.This course is a collection of impactful videos and articles that help individuals and affected family members better…

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