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Westport House chooses partner for adventure therapy program

March 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Transitional-living program Westport House will work with Adventure Recovery to develop an outdoor therapy program to complement its other activities.

Cumberland Heights continues to develop its sober-living component

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Tennessee addiction treatment organization has announced the opening of its second recovery residence in four months.

HRSA grant will support certification of recovery house managers in Texas

October 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Austin, Texas-based SoberHood will receive a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to establish a training curriculum leading to certification of house managers in recovery residences.

Ohio center breaks ground on fourth recovery house

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Pugh, Cinelli, Wang and Gerberry House will be Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers' second recovery house serving women.

Texas university will locate sober housing across from recovery center

September 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some incoming freshmen in recovery at the University of Texas next fall will have access to conveniently located sober housing and other supports.

National recovery home group formally adopts code of ethics

August 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) now has an ethics code that mirrors the objectives of its longstanding operating standard for sober homes.

Recovery residence community needs code of ethics

June 16, 2016  |  Beth Fisher Sanders
Areas such as appropriate boundaries, proper drug screening practices and ethical marketing are addressed in a national code of ethics for sober living operations that is currently under review.

Sober home operator changes course, settles suit against Calif. city

May 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Solid Landings Behavioral Health has decided to end a legal battle over a city ordinance regulating recovery residences in Costa Mesa, Calif., saying it wants to develop larger service sites that would incorporate treatment and housing.

Success on a new playing field

March 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Steven Herndon, who will deliver a keynote address at this summer's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), tells a richly detailed story of redemption.

Certification of Mass. sober homes expected to protect consumers

March 22, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Massachusetts is in the process of implementing a law under which state-funded treatment providers will not be able to refer patients to non-certified sober homes.

Connecticut sober home fields competitive athletic teams

March 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Westport House's emphasis on fitness activity for its young male residents has extended to establishing opportunities to participate in competitive team sports.

Some frustration lingers over pace of sober home reform in Florida

February 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida is four months from the effective date of a provision that will bar many referrals from treatment centers to non-certified recovery residences, but numerous obstacles to cleaning up the field's reputation remain.


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