Privacy Policies: Introduction

Privacy Policies in Recovery Housing > Privacy Policies: Introduction


Protecting resident privacy is integral to supporting the social model of recovery in recovery housing.

Privacy ensures that residents’ personal information, experiences, and challenges are respected and kept confidential. This respect for individual dignity is foundational to the social model of recovery, which emphasizes treating individuals with empathy, understanding, and acceptance.

Privacy empowers residents to maintain control over their personal information, decisions, and experiences within the recovery housing environment. This autonomy is essential for residents to take ownership of their recovery journey and actively participate in decision-making processes.

When residents feel assured that their privacy is protected, they are more likely to feel safe and supported within the recovery housing community.

This sense of safety encourages residents to be more open, honest, and vulnerable, facilitating meaningful interactions and connections with peers and staff members.

Privacy safeguards residents from the potential stigma and discrimination associated with substance use disorders or mental health challenges.

By protecting resident privacy, recovery housing promotes an inclusive and non-judgmental environment where individuals can focus on their recovery without fear of being stigmatized or marginalized.

Respecting resident privacy fosters trust and rapport between residents and staff members.

When residents trust that their personal information will be kept confidential, they are more likely to engage openly with staff, seek support when needed, and participate in recovery-oriented activities and programs.

Privacy allows residents to share their experiences, struggles, and successes with peers in a safe and confidential manner.

This sharing promotes peer support, empathy, and connection among residents, which are essential elements of the social model of recovery.

Privacy provides residents with the space and privacy they need to reflect on their experiences, set personal goals, and work towards self-improvement.

This personal growth and development are fundamental aspects of the recovery process within the social model of recovery.