By Jessica Boehm | The Republic
As Arizona and the nation battle a growing opioid epidemic, it’s no surprise that more rehabilitation facilities have opened across the Valley.
What has surprised some Phoenix residents is that many of these dwellings are popping up unregulated in the middle of their neighborhoods. Now the city is trying to do something about it.
“While local government has some legal limitations to prevent an outright ban of these facilities in neighborhoods, there are many things nearby neighbors can do to stop one from locating next door. The federal law doesn’t mean they can be anywhere.”