Federal Protections for Substance Abusers in the Workforce

There are many substance abusers in the workforce that don't get the help they need because of fears about losing employment while they enroll in a treament program. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) 68.9% of all active substance abusers in the US are actively employed in the workplace. To that [...]

By | 2018-04-22T14:42:27-04:00 April 22nd, 2018|Mental Health, Recovery|

Trump Administration Ends the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Dangerous individuals with mental illness are getting their hands on weapons without being prevented from doing so and getting the help they need from our mental health institutions. Instead of taking a proactive approach to the problem, the government is cutting programs that raise awareness for the treatment of mental illness. On the afternoon of [...]

By | 2018-03-01T09:10:36-04:00 February 28th, 2018|Mental Health, Recovery|

Recovery Residences Must Now be FARR Certified

Under Florida law passed last year and effective July 1, 2017, all Recovery Residences (INCLUDING “COMMUNITY RESIDENCES” THAT ARE PART OF ANY PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM "PHP") must be certified by FARR and be managed by a certified Recovery Residence Administrator by July 1, 2018. Up until now, sober homes and halfway houses in Florida were exempt from regulation [...]

By | 2018-02-16T05:32:26-04:00 February 14th, 2018|Addiction, Recovery|