Since the conception of Oxford Houses in the mid-seventies, we have trusted servants selected from our peers to provide the leadership and structure needed to maintain the Oxford House concept of self-run, self supported housing for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts to help themselves. Our trusted servants have performed well, yet as Oxford House grows, the need for leadership and
structure grows with it.
During the eighties, the need for more structure was solved with the development of chapters. Chapters unified houses in a specific area into
one" family. These chapters provided great support during a time of rapid expansion. They paved the way for having all those houses share their experience, strength and hope with one another assuring that each house was truly self-run and self supporting.
Oxford houses continued to grow during the nineties, multiplying at a fast-pace throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Again, we relied on our peers to provide the necessary leadership and structure to unify Oxford House, as a whole, so all parts would become one.
The state association was created to assist Chapters within the state of North Carolina in the expansion of new houses and to provide technical assistance.