Jarrods Law 

Current California Rules

The different places where a drug addict can go for treatment and recovery are:

A HOSPITAL:


  • Oversight by the Department of Public Health and provides “lay your head down” medical treatment.
  • Patient’s safety is assured.


CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY RECOVERY HOSPITAL:


  • Oversight by the Department of Public Health and provides “lay your head down” medical treatment
  • Oversight by the Department of Health Care Services
  • Patient’s safety is assured
  • Medications are dispensed, medical services provided, but Department of Health Care Services specific


RESIDENTIAL NON-MEDICAL FACILITIES:


  • Oversight by the Department of Health Care Services given by the State of California for individuals overcoming addiction.  Department of Health Care Services investigates any violations.
  • 24 hour live-in residences which must have an Department of Health Care Services license


Programs provided such as:


  • Detoxification
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Educational sessions
  • Learning sessions
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Recovery planning
  • Treatment planning
  • Residents can take their own medication.  Facility can keep it locked up but cannot actually dispense it.


PRIVATE HOMES:


  • Not licensed by the Department of Health Care Services
  • Can be anyone’s home – from a room in Grandma’s house, to your entire home, to a “Sober Living Home”
  • Individual agrees not to drink or use drugs while living in this home
  • People are doing inappropriate things – such as crowding people into rooms, and housing them in inappropriate structures, such as sheds and not providing adequate bathroom facilities
  • City and local enforcement has authority over these homes but there is no consistency in enforcement of building codes