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Newport Beach pays $5.25 million for housing discrimination

The City of Newport Beach has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a group of recovery residences. In the case, Pacific Shores et. al. v. City of Newport Beach, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the city had intentionally and unlawfully targeted recovery residences in a law…

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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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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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