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FARR 2016

As the result of an enduring absence of regulatory and law enforcement, financially incestuous relationships have developed between some Intensive Outpatient Providers (IOP) and FARR Certified Recovery Residences. In short, these relationships center on the […]

Health Homes: A New Vision for Quality Care

One part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 directly impacted the behavioral health industry: the creation of Health Homes to serve Medicaid patients with complex mental health and substance abuse disorders. Just a few […]

“Senate sober home bill passes first committee”

“An amended version of Senate bill that would establish a voluntary certification process for sober homes cleared its first committee hearing this morning with a unanimous vote. The amended version of the bill, SB 326, filed […]

Look Before You Leap: The Truth about Level II Recovery Residence Profitability

The reality is that Level II Recovery Residence operators (recovery landlords) rarely breakeven renting two beds per room to 8 people in a 4/2 house. At first glance it looks very profitable: $195 per bed […]

3 Major Pitfalls of Addiction Insurance (and the ladders to get you out)

As an insurance agent who has spent quite a bit of time riding the addiction trade show circuit learning the industry’s history and nuances, I have seen the same three reoccurring pitfalls when operations purchase […]

Life After Rent Assistance: What’s Next?

The Florida substance abuse treatment and recovery residence community has engaged in much discussion regarding the subject of responsible drug screening practices. This topic was a focal point of the August 2014 FADAA pre-conference workshop […]

FARR Conference Highlights Challenges Facing Recovery Residences and Florida Addiction Treatment Providers

  New Leadership Association Hosts Panel Discussion on Responsible Drug-Test Screening   BOCA RATON, FL, July 28, 2014/ — “Sober Homes” continue to be a hot topic in Florida. Many believe this sector should be licensed and […]

5 tips for Sober Homes in South Florida

My most recent experiences working and living within the field of recovery from Substance Use Disorders has provided me with a new perspective on what life is like for someone living in a sober living […]

6 Steps to Certified Membership

Posted by Whitney Lehman on Apr 6, 2013 12:02:00 PM Application & Payment Go to and click “Apply to Become a Member” located in the center of our Home Page. The fee schedule is available here. When you […]

Recovery Residence Accountability: A Cooperative Effort

Two central problems impact all stakeholders: FHA & ADA act as a protective umbrella over all those who self-identify as seeking “Recovery” while residing in sober homes located in single family neighborhoods. Federal laws do […]

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