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California legislation seeks to regulate sober living homes and residential treatment

In February 2016, four bills were introduced in Sacramento targeting aspects of residential treatment operations, and also seeking to give local governments the means to regulate sober living homes. This is a determined effort, led largely by affluent coastal cities in Southern California with support by the League of California Cities. This is a holding […]

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Transforming Recovery Services in California

California’s current budget crisis has led to drastic cuts in human services programs, particularly those most needed by those struggling to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. The crisis highlights a more basic deficiency in service delivery, namely the over-reliance on short-term and expensive treatment services. Most recovery-related (including mental health services) funding from State and […]

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The California Budget Crisis

The California Budget Crisis: A Challenge to the Recovery Community Kevin Heslin and Dave Sheridan The Sober Living Network provides alcohol and drug-free housing for about 25,000 Californians every year. Our diverse resident population includes vulnerable groups such as women with children, U.S. veterans, and previously homeless young adults rejected by their families. The vast […]

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