Supporting Life-Long Recovery

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence, support, certification, inspection, operation/management and training for 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes and Recovery Centers.

The National Sober Living Association is dedicated to life-long recovery for individuals suffering from substance abuse and alcoholism. As people begin their recovery journey, far too many do not have access to affordable, ethically managed and accountable sober living homes. The NSLA assists in providing the highest quality and most effective sober living homes, as well as promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes.

Every day, women and men who are suffering from alcoholism and addiction find recovery, support and safe housing in NSLA member’s top quality sober living homes. Research has shown that sober living homes are among the most effective and affordable resources in promoting life-long recovery from alcoholism and addiction. These studies suggest that sober living should play a prominent role in publicly supported efforts to combat the social toll of alcoholism and drug addiction. The NSLA envisions the day when every recovering addict and alcoholic in need, regardless of location in the United States, can avail themselves of these services. We are far from that situation today because the demand for quality sober housing far exceeds supply. That is particularly true for sober living housing that is accessible to those of very low or modest means, and to traditionally underserved populations.

The National Sober Living Association gives owners/managers of sober living homes opportunities to network, gain nationwide exposure and participate in mentorships, training and the annual NSLA conferences. The NSLA also assists and promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high-quality sober living homes. If you own/operate a 12 Step, abstinence-based, quality sober living home, you are eligible for membership in the National Sober Living Association.

The National Sober Living Association provides a range of services for our members, including but not limited to:

Information and advocacy for quality sober living.
Quarterly training for owners and managers.
Development and promotion of quality assurance standards for sober living homes.
Management assistance, including effective implementation of standards.
Providing mentorship to members.
Act as a voice to gain national recognition, respect and legitimacy for sober living homes.
Serve as a resource to state and federal governmental and administrative bodies.


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

8:30am – 5:45pm (Lunch Included)
Full day of informative and engaging workshops, keynote addresses by national industry leaders, awards luncheon, access to vendors, networking opportunities and much more.

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National Sober Living Association

PO Box 1301, Bismarck, ND 58502


(406) 696-8704


About NSLA

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that gratefully accepts donations from those who understand the need for long-term recovery supportive housing and other community-based means of addressing the illness of addiction and alcoholism.