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
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.