Thank you for choosing to spend your time becoming more educated on such an important issue. The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice. In my effort to develop a dialogue that is open and honest, I have created Sober Law News. This site is to provide insights and updates as to the changes in the treatment industry, both in Washington and our own backyard. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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Jeffrey C. Lynne, Esq. is an honors graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. After serving as a state prosecutor in the Economic Crimes Division and then the City of Boca Raton as an assistant city attorney, Jeffrey saw a need in the private sector to represent individuals and business entities relating to zoning, real estate, business structuring, marketing, regulatory compliance and litigation pertaining to facilities that offer treatment for Substance Use Disorder and associated sober living residences. Jeffrey has since been recognized across the nation as a thought leader in the progressive public dialogue about the role that Substance Use Disorder treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment as well as those who are established in their recovery. Jeffrey is also the Editor-in-Chief and author of the Facebook page and the blog, SoberLawNews.com, where he discusses emerging legal and business trends in behavioral health care and specifically ethical Substance Use Disorder treatment, housing, and marketing practices.

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“[A]n expert on drug treatment laws who often speaks out about unethical industry practices.”
– Palm Beach Post, October 25, 2016

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NJ Governor Seeks to Transfer Addiction Treatment to Department of Health

July 12, 2017

According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, NJ Gov. Chris Christie announced yesterday his intent wants to reorganize a $1.2 billion agency in charge of mental health and addiction services.

The reorganization — which the Republican governor said will take place within 60 days — is his latest effort to combat widespread opioid drug addiction. According to the governor, the changes will eliminate bureaucracy and improve health care, he said.

Lawmakers who chair committees on the state’s Human Services and Health department said Monday they intend to hold public hearings on the reorganization proposal,

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Florida Telemarketing Update: Substance Abuse Marketing Service Licenses Now Available

July 6, 2017

After speaking with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS), the new licensure application for a “Substance Abuse Marketing Service” is now being accepted.

It is available online from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and can be found here.

As stated before, this governs anyone who is providing “substance abuse marketing services”.

DOACS is presently interpreting this to mean third-party providers who are actively engaged in marketing.

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Cities Demand Sprinklers for Sober Homes, Condo Owners Cry Foul

For many years, Florida law mandated that the State Fire Marshal and the Department of Children and Families coordinate the establishment of rules and regulations governing fire and life safety for treatment centers and their associated components, which would include sober living.

In 2015, at the same time when the Florida legislature started down the road of licensure of recovery residences, they also required such residences to pass a “fire inspection.”

Nothing wrong with that at all.

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Florida Telemarketing Update – Substance Abuse Marketing Services

July 5, 2017

Please be advised that the new licensure application for a “Substance Abuse Marketing Service” is now available online from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

This governs anyone who is providing “substance abuse marketing services” and presently includes in-house call centers and any entity which provides any form of website, radio or television advertising: (1) from Florida; (2) to residents of Florida; or (3) targeting potential customers to patronize Florida-based treatment centers or recovery residences.

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