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January 27, 2019

Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous is a weekly 12-step meeting for those on methadone, Suboxone, or Vivitrol. Traditional 12-step programs shun those on MAT (the gold standard of treatment for those recovering from opioid addiction), perpetuating the stigma of "tra...

December 11, 2018

To announce that the Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin issuing General Assistance (GA) cash benefits on November 19, 2018 and to provide instructions on how to process benefits. 
 GA Cash is a state-funded assistance program provi...

October 10, 2018

The National Council has developed a toolkit which addresses needs of policymakers and advocates when considering legislative and regulatory approaches.

Expert guidance in the development of this toolkit was provided by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences...

September 17, 2018

Writing to update you on progress for establishing regulations for Recovery Houses.

Regulation Drafting

  • The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is developing a certification program for recovery houses that receive governmental funding or referrals.

  • D...

August 21, 2018

Joseph Lubowitz, who founded Humble Beginnings Recovery Centers, could face up to 100 years in prison if convicted. He is currently out on bail.

It’s not Joseph Lubowitz’s first time in the news.

The 29-year-old man, who went from drug user to CEO of Humble Beginnings...

August 1, 2018

To educate recovery homes on the importance of operating legally, the City of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Alliance of Recovery Residence (PARR) have joined forces.

PARR is the local resource for recovery residences and ensures that recovery homes operate to national s...

August 1, 2018

TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - After leaving jail or a treatment facility, many addicts don't have a positive place to continue their recovery. But in the Poconos, there's a man devoted to changing that. He's using his own battle to help others on their journey...

June 7, 2018

Jon Orens closed his first sale 30 years ago at 3900 Ford Rd., selling a property in Northwest Philly’s Park Plaza condos. Since then, he’s made a name for himself as a real estate developer, building in just about every neighborhood the city has to offer.


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