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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 […]

City’s work pays off as Gov. Rick Scott signs ‘Sober Home Bill’ into law

June 19, 2015 State Representative Gayle Harrell announced this week that Governor Rick Scott signed HB21 — the “Sober Home Bill.” Passage of HB21 comes after years of research and hard work by Rep. Harrell, […]

Governor Scott Signs Florida Sober Home Bill

Your support of FARR has helped contribute to this historic moment. From all of us to all of you: “CONGRATULATIONS!”   Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the “Florida Sober Home Bill” (HB 21) crossed the last […]

Women: NW Miami-Dade sober home is unhealthy, unsanitary

“MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A cry for help into the “Call Christina” hotline from some residents of a sober home being operated out of a single family home in northwest Miami-Dade has led to a county […]

“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 […]

2015 Legislation Session Update

The Florida Legislative session officially opens March 3, 2015. Over a period of what effectively amounts to forty (40) active ‘voting days’, state policy makers will review, amend and pass on to Governor Scott some […]

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 […]

FARR Welcomes Arch to Freedom as a Certified Member!

Arch to Freedom is a structured sober living rooted in the 12 Step approach to recovery as we help our clients to create a new and healthy fellowship. The development of life skills like budgeting, […]

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