New Ban On New Sober Homes In Boynton Beach
Sober Homes Ban, Boynton Beach, Fl – A temporary six-month ban has been placed by the City Commission on any new applications for group homes and sober homes in Boynton Beach, Fl, reports The Palm Beach Post.
Most recently we have seen a surge in corrupt outpatient programs and sober homes being raided and shut down by the Palm Beach County Sober Homes Task Force which first started in July, 2016. As a result, officials now need to time to review guidelines to see what changes that might help prevent further fraudulent group homes – which include foster, elderly, and sober homes – from opening up.
All of Palm Beach County has been affected by these unethical treatment practices, including suffering addicts/alcoholics, community residents, and even legitimate addiction treatment programs. Many people are confused on which programs are safe and which ones are using the addicts/alcoholics struggle to make money off insurance companies without even providing real or proper care. In some cases, patients were given drugs and money while they billed their insurance.
Stigma Of Addiction
This has also lead to the community believing the stigma that all addicts and alcoholics are bad people and so are all treatment programs, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The men and women who are patient brokering or the sober homes who are fraudulently charging insurance companies are not a full representation of the recovery community or industry.
These are men and women who are either actively in their addiction and being taken advantage of by being offered a large amount of income which helps feed their addiction.
Or who are just bad people and are using an unfortunate situation to make money without care or regard for human life. There are many addicts, alcoholics, and supporters in the recovery community that are good people who are making a difference in the lives of those around them; the only difference is that they are not as loud and vocal as these corrupt individuals.
Addicts Deserve Proper Treatment
The system unfortunately has allowed this to take place, so without proper regulation or laws that protect the community along with the addiction treatment industry, this will continue to get worse and affect those addicts and alcoholics from getting real treatment. Hopefully as a community, we can help stop and prevent this from happening further.
If you know someone who is patient brokering or know of an unethical program, please contact the Sober Homes Task Force at 844-324-5463 and let them know. If you are need of help yourself and are struggling to stay clean and sober, please contact us now so we can help. The Watershed has been accredited and licensed since 1998.
We have a full continuum of care program in place from a safe medical detox all the way to sober living. No addict or alcoholic should be taken advantage of in a time when they are desperate and need help. Do not allow yourself or your loved one to suffer any more, get the real help you deserve.