1/29/20 Bill forbidding lies in rehab marketing re-introduced in State Senate
Another common-sense bill, introduced by State Sen. Pat Bates, tries to run the gauntlet
1/28/20 County supervisors tighten rules on sober living homes, addiction treatment facilities.
1000 feet of separation is the maximum in California.
1/28/20 Behavioral Health Providers Plot Conversions of Former Nursing Homes Across the Country
Addiction and mental health treatment in former nursing homes has ambiguous regulation.
1/17/20 5 Arrested in $3.2 million Southern California sober living home fraud scheme
Rehab, Casa Bella, that fought insurance companies for additional payments found to be bilking insurance.
1/17/20 Ten teen rehabs have sprouted in OC’s eclectic equestrian corner, Orange Park Acres
Chaos and endangerment when a single operator over concentrates in a residential neighborhood.
1/15/20 Body brokering, where addicts are sold as investments, can continue in sober homes, for now
A common sense bill, sponsored by State Sen. Pat Bates, is once again turned down by Sacramento.
1/13/20 Getting Clean: City Pursues Legal Methods to Clean House When It Comes to Sober Living
Dana Point gets court order to enter recovery residences operating without licenses. Finds as many as 13 beds.
1/10/20 Study links Medicaid expansion to 6 percent reduction in opioid overdoes deaths
Unfortunately, also tied to increase in methadone-related deaths.
1/7/20 Rehab Owner Pleads No Contest in Connection With $175 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme
Still awaiting sentencing for his sex crimes.
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