There is a DIRECT connection between rehabs (or falsely labeled 'sober living homes')
and danger to neighbors:

HARASSMENT
    Neighbors of rehabs report being harassed verbally by rehab operators, inmates,
    clients and staff.  Verbal threats have included profanity.  Neighbors have been
    yelled at and called names.  Since clients (criminals) are at these houses 24 hrs a
    day, they can watch when neighbors go to work, return home, etc..  Neighbors of
    rehab homes report an increase in crime, break-ins, vandalism, and trash
    (including cigarette butts & syringes).  Interestingly, overdoses by addicts IN
    treatment seem to happen AFTER a neighbor's home is broken-into...  Could it be
    addicts are robbing neighboring houses and then 'scoring drugs'-- only to then
    have an overdose in the rehab house?  YES, that is what many neighbors of these
    rehabs believe.

DEATH THREAT
    At least one neighbor of a rehab who actively criticized the rehab operator/city
    approval- received a death threat posted on a local neighborhood website!

THREATS BY REHAB ATTORNEYS
    Numerous neighbors trying to exercise their right to voice complaints about rehabs
    in their city, have received threats from the bigtime LAWYERS of these rehab
    profiteers.  Citizens, residents and the public have a right to voice their concerns,
    opinions and observations in a public forum, particularly when rehabs are up for
    city permit approval or during a public hearing.  The use of corporate BIG TIME
    LAWYERS to try to scare and SILENCE public debate surrounding a city or
    government issue is ILLEGAL.  Read more about YOUR RIGHTS TO VOICE YOUR
    CONCERNS --  YOU are protected by Anti-SLAPP legislaton in California, and
    some other states.
    ANTI-SLAPP:  http://www.casp.net/   and   
    http://www.thefirstamendment.org/antislappresourcecenter.html

REHAB ADDICTS STAB NEIGHBORS
    If a rehab fails to lock down knives, fails to provide required 24 hour staff supervision, fails to fix
    their broken alarm system which would keep addicts IN the rehab a night & even fails to call
    police when 4 addicts escape-- the rehab is NOT responsible for the stabbing of two people.

    Rehabs do NOT owe a duty to their neighbors to exercise reasonable care to control the
    wrongful conduct of their addicts (residents) EVEN IF THEY ARE 'CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLIENTS
    or inmates from the Dept. of Corrections.  Rehabs do NOT owe a duty to the public.

    Why?  Because OF A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REHABS AND THE CALIF.
    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS!!!!  Read details of this shocking conclusion by the Calif.
    Court of Appeals on August 29, 2007.    Click Here to Read the Court Case.

STATE REHAB LICENSING AGENCY & DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
    The Calif. Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP) licenses these resident properties AND
    works together with the Dept of Corrections to use residential facilities to place convicts and
    felons as a condition of parole and under court order.  These facilities are being used by ADP
    and Dept. of Corrections as an alternative to jail/prison!  

    "The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) has supported the development of drug
    courts in California since 1998.  ADP, in alliance with the numerous drug courts throughout the
    State is committed to the concept that alcohol and services and treatment are preferable to
    incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders."
    http://www.adp.ca.gov/FactSheets/Drug_Court_Programs.pdf


ONE MILLION DAYS OF 'PRISON TIME' SAVED
    ADP WANTS FELONS and PAROLE addicts in Our Neighborhoods to SAVE money on Prison?
    The state of California WANTS these addicts WITH FELONY CONVICTIONS & ON PAROLE in
    our neighborhoods to SAVE money on prison/jail time!  The state agency licensing these 'rehab
    homes-businesses' in residential neighborhoods is Calif. Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP) in
    Sacramento. This SAME AGENCY manages and disperses MILLIONS annually to get treatment
    for convicted FELONS in communities & residential neighborhoods.  READ ADP's Annual
    Report.  They are so very proud that over 7,000 'adult FELONS' were placed in these 'community
    court programs' (in only 18 months!) & have avoided prison or other incarceration.  Page 9 cites
    over a million days of PRISON were avoided by placing these FELONS in our neighborhoods!  
    Full ADP Report to the CA Legislature online:
    http://www.adp.ca.gov/DrugCourts/pdf/CDCI_FinalReportToLegislature_March2005.pdf

CALIF. ANNOUNCES THE PLACEMENT OF 'MORE' CRIMINALS IN LOCAL
NEIGHBORHOODS
    The Orange County Register's May 7, 2007 editorial discusses the placement of more criminals
    in residentially-based facilities in neighborhoods near you?
    ocregistermay072007


LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS MORE RECOMMENDATIONS TO USE
'REHAB HOUSES' INSTEAD OF PRISON
    The Los Angeles Times July 24, 2007 reports, "The [inmates'] lawyers suggested that instead of
    releasing thousands of prisoners, state officials could use ... residential drug treatment
    programs to divert low-risk convicts and parole violators from prison."
    rehabconvictslatimes2007

REHAB EMPLOYEE COMMITS BANK ROBBERY!!


Want to learn more?  Follow the MONEY!  And it is our tax dollars being spent on
convicted felons, and those felons are placed in homes next to us?  Yes, the
rehab profiteers are cashing in, with public money!  And our safety and
residential neighborhoods are being compromised.
REHABS = DANGER