Recovery paradigms, as opposed to treatment alone, are now a top priority in national drug control agendas (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2021) as well as the focus on racial health equity. Despite this shift, funding disparities between recovery support services and treatment are persistent, and 40 years of evidence has shown that Black Americans suffer a disproportionate burden health and social consequences despite having lower or equivalent prevalence of substance use and substance use disorders. Recovery housing is an effective peer-based service of recovery eco-systems that can be leveraged to reach individuals with high levels of medical mistrust and create equity in course of illness and remission from substance use disorders. Collaborations between science, advocacy, and policy can transform drug control policies to actionable funding priorities by making evidence informed decisions about effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and equity of recovery housing access, utilization, retention, and barriers.
1. Identify recovery housing outcomes that overlap with national drug control strategies.
2. Describe racial health inequities in course of illness and remission from substance use disorder.