Feds challenge Boca ban on 'sober' ho...

Feds challenge Boca ban on 'sober' houses in residential areas

There are 42 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 16, 2007, titled Feds challenge Boca ban on 'sober' houses in residential areas. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday argued that a Boca Raton ordinance banning so-called "sober" houses from residential neighborhoods clearly violates federal housing law.

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Billy

Boca Raton, FL

#50 Dec 18, 2012
Indy Fan in FL wrote:
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Great info - thanks. Best wishes to you.
So 180 a week adds up to 780 a month? You sure your doing well?
Mike

Beacon, NY

#51 Sep 13, 2013
I have had many dealings with drug rehabs & physic hospitals over the last 8 years I have sent my daughter to many of theses facilities.
There are legitimate rehabs that are staffed by professionals & than there are facilities that are staffed by ex-drug addicts posing as counselors.
In many states there are laws that demand not only personal experience but educational degrees as well unfortunately Florida is not one of those states. All that they require is that counselors are rehabilitated addicts and that is the extent of their training. As long as these rehabilitation centers have mental health professional come in once a week they are allowed to operate as a legal drug rehabilitation center.
In many cases these centers are fronts for money hungry business man to make a profit! They buy up properties & setup by/& staffed by exdrug addict & hire mental health professionals that come in 1x week, only in order to meet state minimum requirements. In this way they're guaranteed income from the state & insurance companies.
The president of Treatment Alternatives has personally told me that he owns 40 of these types of properties. So at $758.00 monthly for 1 person X 40 properties multiply by number of residents per facility equals quite a lucrative business!
It is time for these so called sham facilities to stop taking our money! Our children, spouses, family member & friends need to have rehabs that actually help instead of taking the money and doing nothing but come up with excuses about why, if, how & when they are still using!
We have been lied to about the type of treatment they would receive (dual-diagnostic) afterwards being told that if we were better parents(by the owner/landlord of Treatment Alternatives) we wouldn't be in this situation.
The states and government need to address this problem and demand that these so called treatment/recovery centers provide better care for the people that are in their care.

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