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Beth Fisher Sanders Commentary

Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016  |  Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

Ohio codifies recovery residence principles in groundbreaking legislation

August 4, 2014  |  Beth Fisher, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS
Ohio legislators' approval of recovery housing funds and a definition for recovery residences marks a critical step in recovery homes' evolution.

Mineta: Recovery residence standards are having an impact

July 15, 2014  |  Beth Fisher, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS
The most recent board meeting of the National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR) illustrated dynamic directions for the recovery home community.

FARR Reaching Vision

September 17, 2012  |  Beth Fisher
Florida is a long time hot bed of controversy for 'sober homes', 'halfway' and '3/4 houses'. A much needed association organizing under the umbrella of 'Recovery Residences' and standards for them is rapidly emerging.

A Warm Welcome to the National Scene

October 6, 2011  |  Beth Fisher
September 20, 2011 was a memorable day of celebration at NCAD 2011 – the official launch day of NARR

NARR: Setting the Standard

August 30, 2011  |  Beth Fisher
“Our community needs good halfway houses!!”  This is a resounding chorus I hear whenever the topic of recovery residences arises in conversation.

NARR: And the evolution of the "Halfway House"

June 27, 2011  |  Beth Fisher
There are literally thousands of different types of recovery residences in the United States, and a myriad of names to describe them.

Beth Fisher Sanders

CEO/Executive Director, Hope Homes Recovery

Beth Fisher Sanders


Beth Fisher Sanders has been working in the field of addictions recovery since 1987. In long-...