Recovery and Social Benefits of Sober Living

DePaul University Study: Sober living produces outcomes superior to traditional outpatient treatment (2006) – This study found compelling evidence that sober living improves outcomes for abstinence, employment and criminality at two years, relative to standard outpatient/self-help treatment approaches.

American Planning Association: Policy Guide on Community Residences – This guide cites studies showing that recovery housing and other group homes do not negatively impact neighborhoods, and are legitimate residential uses of property. The guide also summarizes federal legal protections.