Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

On November 16, 2007, New York Times reporter Jane Gross wrote an article entitled “In Florida, Addicts Find an Oasis of Sobriety,” where she wrote:

Delray Beach, a funky outpost of sobriety between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, is the epicenter of the country’s largest and most vibrant recovery community, with scores of halfway houses, more than 5,000 people at 12-step meetings each week, recovery radio shows, a recovery motorcycle club and a coffeehouse that boasts its own therapy group.

Though intended to be a positive article about human coexistence and tolerance, local communities across South Florida viewed this article with fear and began passing laws in an attempt to stop substance abuse treatment providers and those in recovery from further populating “their” cities. Being located in Delray Beach since its founding by Michael S. Weiner, Esq. in 1986, the attorneys and staff of Weiner & Thompson, P.A. found themselves at the forefront of what has become the next “civil rights movement” of this generation.

Through years of experience and collaboration with other attorneys across the country, the firm has been fortunate to be able to provide leading-edge and highly specialized legal and professional services to its clients relating to:

  • Corporate formation and business organizational structure for treatment providers, compliant with State of Florida regulatory requirements;
  • Preparing and negotiating real estate contracts and leases for land and facility acquisition;
  • Land use, zoning and other entitlements from local governments relating to business use;
  • State and local licensing and regulatory compliance of service providers; and
  • Representation in federal and state courts as well as before administrative bodies, defending those who serve the substance abuse recovery community from enforcement actions.

Over the years, we are proud that our clients represent some of the very best national and local providers in the industry, including:

  • Hanley Center
  • Caron Foundation of Florida
  • Origins Behavioral Healthcare
  • Advanced Recovery Systems
  • CARP, Inc. (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs)
  • The Florida House Experience
  • Life of Purpose Treatment at FAU Research Park
  • Royal Recovery Resources
  • Palm Partners
  • Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches
  • Wellington Retreat
  • Millennium Treatment Group
  • New Found Life of Delray Beach
  • Insight to Recovery
  • ACHIEVE Behavioral Health
  • New Beginnings
  • New Hope Treatment Center
  • Blue Sky Treatment
  • Solutions Recovery
  • New Directions
  • Summit Detox
  • Transformations Treatment Center
  • Novus Medical Detox Center
  • Eden Hill Recovery Florida
  • Florida Recovery Group
  • Orchid Recovery Center
  • ACHIEVE Behavioral Healthcare

The attorneys and staff of Weiner & Thompson, P.A. remain committed to the mission of supporting those in recovery and the providers of such services, both financially and professionally. Feel free to make an appointment to meet with us personally. We look forward to working with you.

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