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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, […]

Commission Candidates and the Recovery Community

“Candidates for Delray Beach City Commission respond to questions about the recovery community In October of 2014, three local nonprofit groups (Auroras Voice, Delray Mothers Against Violence, and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum) organized Addiction & […]

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 […]

Is Your Drug Screening “Medically Necessary”?

Under what circumstances is a drug screening “medically necessary” when conducted by a Recovery Residence? When considering this question from the perspective of the proposed legislation introduced by Senator Clemens and Representative Hager (SB 582 […]

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