sober homes (18)

By Pat Beall and Steve Plunkett

Jamie Daniels made it just 228 days in Palm Beach County’s fraud-ravaged addiction treatment system before overdosing in a local sober home seven years ago last month.

A college graduate and aspiring lawyer, Daniels la

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10928195280?profile=RESIZE_584xThe inside lining of Ken Daniels' sport jacket had pictures of his son, Jamie, who died of a fentanyl overdose in December 2016 while in a drug treatment program under the care of Delray Beach physician Michael Ligotti. Daniels wore the jacket to the

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    Two south county coastal cities continue to see rising numbers of drug overdoses along with increasing fatalities.
In Boynton Beach, police responded to 398 overdoses in 2016 resulting in 35 deaths.
    As of May 22, Boynton Beach police responded

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By Jane Smith

    The three largest South County cities continue on separate paths to address problematic sober homes in their residential neighborhoods.
    On Jan. 17, Boynton Beach city commissioners approved a moratorium on all group home appli

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Related Story: Task Force offers recommendations

By Jane Smith
    
    The three largest cities in southern Palm Beach County are taking different paths to regulate sober homes, following the November release of a revised statement by two federal de

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As Delray Beach begins ordinance changes,

others stand pat

By Jane Smith

    The U.S. Cavalry arrived last month in the form of a 20-page federal joint statement on sober homes, delivered by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel.
    She hoped beleaguered cities in h

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By Jane Smith

    The feds may be coming to the rescue of South County coastal cities beleaguered by the proliferation of sober homes.
Their chief ally is U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel.
     In mid-July, she met with one of the original authors of the Amer

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By Jane Smith

    The Florida Association of Recovery Residences is struggling to pay for its sober home certification program after it did not receive state money.
    Starting July 1, Florida-licensed drug and alcohol treatment centers can no lon

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7960649061?profile=originalU.S. Rep. Lois Frankel addresses the media, flanked by HUD’s Gustavo Velasquez and Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Related story: Delray Commission alarmed at drug-related public safety figures

By Jane Smith

    A

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7960621886?profile=original'There is no one here who can guarantee how this is going to unfold,’ state Rep. Bill Hager said

about a new bill targeting dubious practices associated with the drug-rehab industry. He spoke during

a news conference at Delray Beach City Hall. ABOVE:

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By Tim Pallesen

    The Florida Legislature has taken “an important first step” to regulate the sober homes for recovering addicts that cause concerns in Delray Beach, Boca Raton and other coastal communities.
    The new state law awaiting the governo

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