USING THE TERM "REHAB'
In this website, we use the term 'rehab' as a short easy reference to 'Residential
Treatment Home'.

CALIFORNIA PURPOSE OF REHABS = LOCAL NEED
"The [California] Legislature hereby declares that it is the policy of this state that
each county and city shall permit and encourage the development of sufficient
numbers and types of alcoholism and drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities
as are commensurate with LOCAL NEED."
California State Health and Safety Code, Section 11834.20

'RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY(HOME)' - official definition
""...means any facility, building or group of buildings which is maintained and
operated to provide 24-hour residential nonmedical alcoholism or drug abuse
recovery or treatment services."
Definition from CA Code of Regulations  http://www.adp.ca.gov/LCB/regs/Reg_1_10501.html

"TREATMENT' - official definition
""Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Service" means a service
which is designed to promote treatment and maintain recovery from alcohol or
drug problems which includes one or more of the following: detoxification, group
sessions, individual sessions, educational sessions, and/or alcoholism or drug
abuse recovery or treatment planning."  
Definition from CA Code of Regulations  http://www.adp.ca.gov/LCB/regs/Reg_1_10501.html

'Sober Living Home' vs. 'Residential Treatment Home'
Are some corrupt rehab operators or government officials trying to call a house a
'sober living house'?  BE INFORMED-- they are trying to FOOL YOU..   Read the
facts about the difference at:  
'What is the difference between a Sober Living
Home' vs. 'Residential Treatment Home'


CONCLUSION
A rehab house is:
1. Supposed serve the local needs of addicts in your city
2. Is providing TREATMENT, and IS A BUSINESS
3. Is under the regulations and zoning of your city government
4. Must have a state license from the Calif.  Dept. of Alcohol & Drug
Programs (ADP
)
WHAT IS A REHAB HOUSE?

This website is devoted to addressing the fact that 1-4 have BEEN
IGNORED by some local and state government agencies/officials.