The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) on Thursday visited Pennsylvania’s first licensed recovery house to highlight the importance of becoming licensed. Beginning June 9, 2022, DDAP will have the authority to impose fines on operators of unlicensed recovery houses that receive public funding.
“The Wolf Administration is dedicated to ensuring that Pennsylvanians are supported through all phases of their recovery journey,” said Special Assistant to the DDAP Secretary Steve Ross. “Without recovery housing standards or protections, there are unknown numbers of substandard facilities exploiting this vulnerable population. These regulations are a significant step in ensuring safe, supportive housing for Pennsylvanians in recovery from substance use disorder.”
Audio, photos, and the full press release from the event are available here.