By Ken Alltucker | The Republic
Sober homes that provide people a place to live while recovering from drug and alcohol addiction will be subject to licensing and increased regulatory oversight by the state under a new law.
Senate Bill 1465 will require sober homes to become licensed within 90 days after the Arizona Department of Health Services establishes licensing rules.
The bill, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday, aims to thread the needle between neighborhood groups that want tighter oversight of residential homes and sober-home operators that provide housing for people in recovery.