Report Analyzing Ohio Recovery Housing Outcomes Data Details Positive Impact of Recovery Housing for Residents with Substance Use Disorder
PRESS RELEASE FROM OHIO RECOVERY HOUSING
Media Contact: Danielle Gray, Executive Director
Columbus, OH, June 12, 2023
A comprehensive report analyzing outcomes data for recovery housing programs in Ohio has unveiled a remarkable success story in addiction recovery. The report, “Ohio Recovery Housing Resident Outcomes Report: May – December 2022”, provides valuable insights into the effectiveness of recovery housing in the state. The report summarizes the analyzed data from thousands of Ohioans with diverse backgrounds from various regions in Ohio, presenting a comprehensive evaluation of the outcomes achieved through recovery housing programs. Key highlights from the study include:
- Decreased use of Alcohol or Illicit Substances – 97% of respondents who stayed in recovery housing for at least six months reported no alcohol use in the past 30 days. 98% of respondents who stayed in recovery housing for at least six months reported no illicit drug use in the past 30 days.
- Increased Employability – 17% of respondents who stayed in recovery housing for at least six months achieved their high school diploma or equivalent and 5% achieved technical or vocational certification.
- Increased Economic Wellbeing – Over half (57%) of respondents had no income when they moved into recovery housing. By move-out that percentage has dropped to 22%.
- Improved Family Relationships – Slightly more than half (55%) of respondents identified as parents. Of those, only a small percentage had their children in the custody of child welfare (7.5%). This percentage decreased to 4.1% at move-out. Over 80% of all parents reported that they improved their relationships with their children during their stay in recovery housing.
- Engagement in Peer / Recovery Supports – Engagement in certified peer support services increased from 53% of respondents at move-in to nearly three-quarters (74%) for respondents who have lived in recovery housing for at least six months.
Danielle Gray, Executive Director of Ohio Recovery Housing, emphasized the significance of these findings, stating, “This analysis underscores the transformative impact of recovery housing for Ohioans with substance use disorder. The positive outcomes observed in this report validate the effectiveness of recovery housing programs and underscore the need for continued investment and expansion of these initiatives throughout the state.” Download “Ohio Recovery Housing Resident Outcomes Report”
About Ohio Recovery Housing – ORH’s mission is to increase access to high-quality recovery housing opportunities for Ohioans with substance use disorders. More information: www.ohiorecoveryhousing.org
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