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The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, is comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the nation's opioid overdose epidemic. It passed and became law in 2018. Subtitles of interest including:

Subtitle D--Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living 2018

(Sec. 7032) The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require HHS to identify or develop best practices for operating recovery housing (shared living environments free from alcohol and illegal drug use and centered on peer support and connection to services that promote recovery from substance-use disorders).