9 Types of Recovery Support Programs




Recovery Support Programs


In addition to the five dimensions of recovery support, there are specific types of recovery programs available nationwide, including:


  • Recovery Housing: Living environments that promote abstinence-based, long term recovery. After treatment for SUD many patients return to high-risk environments or stressful family situations. Returning to such settings without a network of people to support recovery increases the chances of recurrence of use. Recovery housing can provide one another with abstinence support, guidance, and information that may reduce the probability of a relapse.


  • Peer Support Services: Provides mentorship, coaching, & connection to others in recovery. Because peer support services are designed and delivered by peers––persons who have experienced a substance use disorder and recovery––they embody a powerful message of hope, as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge.


  • Recovery Community Organizations: Local nonprofit organizations that support recovery through services, education & outreach. Recovery is facilitated by a continuum of comprehensive, community-based services that can be tailored to individual needs and help them recover “in place”.