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Per RSA172-B-2 (see paragraph V. and VI.), on July 29, 2019, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) established the New Hampshire Recovery House Registry Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol for certified recovery houses. The registry lists recovery houses in NH that have voluntarily registered with NH DHHS by submitting basic information concerning those houses and proof of certification.

Registering a Recovery House
Registration for the NH Recovery House Registry is voluntary. Recovery house operators wishing to register their house should complete and submit the New Hampshire Recovery Housing Registration Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. Submit completed forms to:

  • Mail:
    NH Recovery House Registry
    NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
    105 Pleasant St.
    Concord, NH 03301
  • Email:
  • Fax: 603-271-6105

Important things for recovery house operators to know about the registry:

  1. Registration is voluntary.
  2. Only recovery houses, certified to meet NARR standards, can apply to be included on the registry.
  3. As of July 29, 2020, agencies and vendors who receive state or federal funding to provide, prevention, intervention, treatment or recovery support services can only refer clients to houses listed on the registry.
  4. A registration form must be completed and submitted, along with proof of certification, in order to appear on the registry.

The following information is included on the registry:

Name of
House Type Town Phone Email NHCORR
Sunshine House Females 18+ Bedford 603-555-5555  

Registry Updates
The registry is updated as new information, including NHCORR certification status, becomes available.

NHCORR Certification
As of July 1, 2019, the NH Coalition of Recovery Residences (NHCORR) began certifying recovery houses that meet national quality standards for safety, recovery support, and ethical operation. While it is not mandatory for recovery houses in NH to be NHCORR certified in order to be included on the registry, recovery houses should consider becoming certified as it ensures prospective tenants that the recovery house meets national standards and makes it possible for state and federally funded treatment and recovery support providers to refer clients to those houses. If you would like more information about NHCORR and the benefits of becoming certified, please contact NHCORR at

Individuals Seeking Recovery Housing
When looking for a recovery house it is important to consider a variety of things such as location, available services, cost, and requirements. Individuals seeking recovery housing are encouraged to review Recovery Housing: How to Find Recovery Housing Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol for tips on making an informed decision when choosing a recovery house. Plan to check the registry on a regular basis for updates that include newly registered recovery houses and new information about the houses on the registry; such as contact information and NHCORR certification updates.

Filing a Complaint Concerning a Recovery House
To file a complaint concerning a NH recovery house on the registry, complete and submit a NH Recovery Housing Complaint Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. All complaints will be reviewed and/or forwarded for to the proper authorities for investigation and action. Please note that complaints are reviewed during regular business hours (9AM to 4PM), Monday through Friday.

For health concerns about recovery houses not on this registry please contact your local health officer. For building concerns about recovery houses not on this register please contact your local building officer. For safety concerns about recovery houses not on this register place contact your local police department. For potential consumer fraud concerns about recovery houses not on this register, please visit the NH Department of Justice Comsumer Complaints website.

NOTE: If there is an imminent threat of violence to any resident of a recovery house contact your local police department immediately.

Questions regarding the NH Recovery House Registry should be directed to

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