Recovery housing in greater Cincinnati is an important topic for many. We require more quality recovery homes for people living with substance use disorder (SUD). For those utilizing evidence based, medication assisted treatment, housing is almost non-existent. The important work that goes into creating more recovery housing is crucial to helping individuals achieve long term recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 7.6% of people with substance use disorder seek treatment each year. Researchers estimated that if 50% of those who seek treatment in Greater Cincinnati were to seek recovery housing, the region would need 5,647 more beds.
Without a safe living environment, many people will not seek out treatment for their substance use disorder. Increasing access to recovery homes will begin to fill a giant gap in Cincinnati. Hamilton County has programs that increase access to Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal medication. The county also has numerous treatment programs for SUD, ranging from private treatment to programs for indigent people. The time is now to increase recovery housing beds in Hamilton County and to focus on quality and inclusion.
A Path to Hope
Sunstone Life, a novel approach to recovery housing in Cincinnati will add 60 beds to their campus by the end of 2022. Providing safe, structured housing for people living with substance use disorder (SUD) while working closely with them to rebuild their lives as stable, productive adults. Assisting residents in developing healthy routines is the top priority with the ultimate goal of restoring enjoyment and happiness to their lives.
Sunstone’s mission is to assist men and women with structured medication management to developing job skills to connecting with long-term housing. Sunstone residents will depart with a renewed sense of purpose and empowerment. Moving on to live a life of stability, in long-term recovery from substance use disorder.