Recovery Homes teach their residents to practice the
principles of long term recovery. They provide cost
effective, holistic care for individuals with
substance use disorders that lack a
safe, and sober support network in their
Residential Recovery Programs:
- Return residents to their communities as
productive tax paying citizens.
- Reduce our dependence on publicly funded programs.
- Save lives.
- Assist residents to regain dignity and
- Reduce the cost of alcohol and other substance
abuse to society as a whole.
These Residential Programs are the oldest facets of
the continuum of care for the treatment of substance use disorders. The chances of an individual staying in
the recovery process are enhanced by the use of our
residences working in cooperation with other
treatment services and self-help programs.
AARCH is a network of Recovery Residences in New
York State whose purpose is to:
- advocate for the development of residential
- represent the legislative concerns of our
membership in Albany.
- propose and advocate for public policy changes
that affect the operation of our residences.
- assist one another in improving the operation of
all our residences.
- help agencies that are opening new Residential
- train the staffs of our residences to provide
better quality care.
- train professionals in other treatment settings to
work with our residences.
AARCH believes that the needs of the individuals we
serve are best met by each program developing its
own identity and integrity with a minimum of
government regulation. The process for enacting our
business includes caring and sharing among the
membership for the benefit of all agencies and
people involved with our programs in New York State.
AARCH was formed in 1979 by individuals concerned
with the advancement of the recovery movement. They
understood that sharing our experience, strengths
and hopes would benefit all residences in the same
way that this sharing enhances the individual's recovery.
AARCH continues to be a grassroots movement. We
believe that the nearly constant contact with newly
recovering people in our residences allows us to
better understand and advocate for their needs.
AARCH member agencies rely on self-help programs,
peer group support and the concept of caring and
sharing to help a resident reach his or her goals.
The staff, while they may be highly trained
clinicians, functions primarily as guides through
the recovery process.
These residences are a bridge between treatment and