The GARR Network


Ensuring an Environment of Care.


The GARR Reference Library



GARR, an affiliate of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR), utilizes the "Standards" created by NARR as its guiding document for certifying Recovery Residences in Georgia. The NARR Standards ensure the integrity of program services and quality of environment of care.

GARR affirms the importance of different service levels to adequately address the total needs of the recovering individual. GARR recognizes and supports the four levels  of support as defined by NARR.


Code of Ethics

All persons working in GARR/NARR Affiliate organizations, (recovery residence owners, operators, staff and volunteers) are expected to read, understand and agree to abide by the NARR Code of Ethics.

It is the obligation of all recovery residence owners/operators, staff and volunteers to value and respect each resident and to put each individual’s recovery and needs at the forefront of all decision making.

Individuals subject to this code are obligated to report unethical practices to the GARR Ethics chair or to another member of the GARR Executive Committee.

All counselors working with/for GARR affiliate organizations must abide by the relevant Code of Ethics for their own profession, i.e. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor etc. to include but not be limited to the NAADAC Code of Ethics. 


NARR Levels

NARR Levels help you categorize your organization under Domains, Core Principles and Standards which you can find here. A GARR mentor can help you walk through the levels as needed if you need assistance determining your level within the National Standard levels.



GARR, a 501c(6) Corporation, is committed to insuring the highest standards of care for recovery residences in Georgia. Here you can download the full by-laws by which we operate.


GARR Strategic Plan


The GARR Strategic Plan For 2019-2020

Association Description

The Georgia Association of Recovery Residences is a network of recovery residences which are committed to high quality standards and best practices. Our ongoing commitment is to provide our members with the framework to incorporate these services in all that they do. Furthermore, our pledge to the community is to stand as the model for integrity and competence in our state.


A snapshot of the road to GARR membership.

We want you to feel supported and will do as much as we can to guide you through every step of the way from helpful documents to your own personal mentor. GARR membership is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your organization.


  • Fill out your GARR Inquiry Application here

  • Check your email! It contains a helpful list of FAQs and links.

  • From here you'll receive a phone call from a GARR representative to help you with your first steps

  • You will be assigned a mentor who will help you all along the way

  • Research and attend Continuing Education at various GARR member meetings (2018 class calendar)

  • Next up, you'll submit your official GARR application and pay your application fee

  • Your Mentor will help you prep for your upcoming Site Survey (You can potentially arrange a pre-survey meeting with your mentor)

  • You will work with your mentor to schedule your Site Survey 

  • Once completed if everything is in order you will receive your GARR Certification

  • Grow in your engagement with the community, attend more and more classes, contribute your own stories and always strive to provide an environment of care.



Gain a community of advocates.