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Another big win for fair housing rights and recovery residences

Housing discrimination is nothing new. Every state forbids it. The Federal government forbids it. Many of the worst abuses are thankfully rare. However age-old tendencies to want to exclude and marginalize people “not like us” haven’t died. Over time, the forms of discrimination change. Things have taken a particularly nasty turn over the past several…

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Recovery Movement Endorsed by United Nations

From the Office of National Drug Control Policy: A resolution on the importance of recovery proposed by the United States at the 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was approved on March 21st in Vienna, Austria.  This resolution marks the first time in the more than 50-year history of the global anti-drug…

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Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovering addicts

  Press of Atlantic City publishes wonderful article: Sober living homes offer hope, support to recovery addictions (January 2014) Plus, follow the link above to view the supportive comments made by readers. Add your own comments in support of recovery residences to help lower barriers to recovery resources that people need to support them in…

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Ohio’s Recovery Housing Conference Draws Large, Diverse Crowd

On October 7 & 8, 2013, representatives from across the State of Ohio met at the scenic Deer Creek State Park lodge for a Recovery Housing Conference and Training. The room was packed! Staff had to roll in two extra tables to accommodate the number of attendees representing a diverse cross section: State and local government…

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Sunshine State Beams About Recovery Residences

The 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act (GAA) directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (Department) to submit a report on recovery residences to the Legislature by October 1, 2013 Referencing studies completed by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Hawaii, the report points out that recovery residences are not treatment providers.  Instead, they offer recovery oriented housing and…

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AA GSO publish statement on anonymity and advocacy

The General Service Office of Alcoholic Anonymous published a statement on anonymity. They answer the questions: [list type=check_list] Why is anonymity important? Is it an anonymity break to tell people I am an sober alcoholic? Is it okay for AA members to get involved in lobby for new legislation? Not as representative of AA. Is…

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California Appeals Court Issues Key Anti-NIMBY Ruling

Hot of the presses, Treatment Magazine posts an article, California Appeals Court Issues Key Anti-NIMBY Ruling, “09/23/2013 -ATIN – A California state appeals court has sent a chilling message to the anti-addictions industry NIMBY forces, increasingly a potent array of allied municipal interests throughout the state, when last week the ninth circuit appeals bench issued a…

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