Connecticut is looking at creating licensing standards in response to problems with poor supervision and zoning violations:
Legislation was introduced this year that would have required the state to implement a licensing plan for sober houses. Faced with that possibility, it is no coincidence that state mental health officials announced this past week that they will begin monitoring sober houses more closely and have started a certification program for them.
This also caught my attention:
The state provides rental subsidies for residents who, having completed rehabilitation programs for substance abuse, need the safe harbor of a sober environment to continue their recovery.
There have also been concerns about houses in California. Here’s an interview with an official from the state’s licensing body.