Recovery House Manager Curriculum

The purpose of this curriculum is to enhance and expand the knowledge, skills and ability of Recovery House Managers, the primary direct support role within most recovery residences.

Self-paced courses: 1) Recovery Literacy, 2) Introduction to Recovery Residences and 3) Social Model Recovery

Virtual Classes: The Fundamentals of Being a Recovery House Manager– Dates and zoom links will be emailed to students

Table of Contents

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.
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.
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.

Curriculum Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Recovery Literacy
Definitions of “Recovery”
Personal definition
National Definition
Abstinence-based Recovery
Medication Assisted Recovery
Organizational Definition
Recovery Principles
Many Pathways
Peer Support
Culturally based
Trauma Responsive
Recovery Capital
Human Capital
Physical Capital 
Cultural Capital 
Social Capital 
Recovery Capital Assessments
Chronic Care Approach
Recovery Management
Recovery Support Services
Peer-based Recovery Support Services
Types of PRSS
Service Models and Settings
Recovery Community Organizations
Quiz: Recovery Literacy
Introduction to Recovery Residences in the US
Supply and Demand
Affordability and Sustainability
Reputation and Discrimination
Common Language
Policy Intersections
Recovery Component
Housing Component
Treatment Component
Past, Present and Future
Levels of Support
Levels Overview
Level Delineation
Multiple Criteria
RR Best Practices
10 Guiding Principles
Standards and Certification
Philosophical Frameworks
Roles and Responsibilities
Quiz: Recovery Residences in the US
Social Model Recovery
Opposite of Addiction is Connection
Social Determinants of Health
SDOH vs. Medical Model
Healthy People 2030: SDOH
Social Model Ecosystems
Ecosystem Stability
Social-Community Model
Sense of Community
Perceived Sense of Community Scale
Brief Sense of Community Scale
Social Networks
Abstinence-Specific Social Support
Multiple Group Membership
Multiple Dimensional Networks
Personal vs "Whole" Networks
Beneficial Characteristics of Social Networks
Health Benefits of Social Networks
Social vs Clinical Model
Recovery Orientation
Community Orientation
Quiz: Social Model