SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is pleased to announce the fifth and sixth installments of the "Beyond NIMBY" editorial series. "Beyond NIMBY" is a second series that addresses residents' strong opposition to having residential treatment facilities, sober living homes (SLHs) and other supportive services provided to individuals with substance use disorders in their neighborhoods — a phenomenon commonly referred to as "not in my backyard."
Sovereign Health's comprehensive coverage includes investigative reporting, articles and graphics, interviews and other interactive elements to keep readers informed and engaged. The fifth article of the series examines state and federal laws, licensure requirements, and certification and accreditation standards for different types of residential treatment facilities and sober living residences in California. Read the fifth article, " Sovereign Health navigates California's licensing, certification and accreditation requirements for residential facilities and SLHs," which explores the differences between residential treatment facilities and sober living homes. The article also demystifies licensing, certification and accreditation, as it highlights the state and federal agencies and laws involved in regulating these facilities. Take a look at the sixth article, " Appendix: The regulation of residential facilities and sober living in California," which provides links to resources so readers can learn more about the licensing, certification and accreditation of drug and alcohol residential treatment facilities, community care residential facilities and sober living homes in California. For a unique perspective on the NIMBY phenomenon, read an exclusive Q&A featuring Dave Sheridan, executive director of The Sober Living Network and president of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. As a leading provider of behavioral health treatment, Sovereign Health cares about the issues related to residential treatment facilities and recovery residences, and the concerns of local residents about what goes on in their communities. Sovereign aims to educate the community to foster awareness and provide guidance on subjects that affect the future of mental health and addiction treatment.