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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 […]

Non-profit organization pushes for tougher residential rehab regulations

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 & […]

“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 […]

Senate Bill 326

Kratom Warning Signs may be required at Kava Bars

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