Just in Time for Group? –
Oct. 7, 2019 – The Southern California News Group has chronicled disturbing reports of deaths, sexual assault, drug abuse and paying for patients inside California’s loosely regulated addiction treatment industry over the past several years. Those reports have prompted federal probes, an Orange County task force, a sober living registry and new state laws designed to protect vulnerable people struggling with addiction.
Bills aiming to tighten up regulation and standards for addiction treatment further are on the governor’s desk, and lawmakers are working on a major overhaul of the industry they hope to introduce next year.