Frequently Asked Questions

What is a recovery residence?

Recovery residences, formerly known as sober living homes, are privately-owned homes or complexes that provide housing for adults with a substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occuring disorder.

Who lives in a recovery residence?

Recovery residences house individuals who seek a living environment focused on the whole-person approach to recovery and are actively receiving Outpatient Treatment or Recovery Services under BHS SUD contract or recovery services.

How is the Recovery Residence Association funded?

The RRA is a project of Community Health Improvement Partners, funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s Behavioral Health Services.

Do recovery residences accept MAT individuals?

Recovery residences provide a recovery-focused environment free of illicit drug and alcohol use and individuals participating in Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT).

Do recovery residences have 24/7 onsite management?

Recovery residence operators and/or on-site managers are required to be available on-site, or by mobile phone, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.