Sober Living House Neighbor Nightmare
Anna Deeds Says...
Thank you for your question. I understand your frustration and anger over that situation. I wouldn't want a poorly run sober living house to be my neighbor either. But a well run sober living house is an asset to the community. It doesn't sound like the sober living house next to you is being run properly. I would try contacting whoever is managing the house. If that does nothing to resolve the situation, contact the the owner or owners of the sober living house. There is a chance they don't realize it isn't being managed properly. If they hired a manager who isn't doing their job, that could be the problem. A good sober living house does drug testing as a part of their treatment. People should be referred to a higher level of care like rehab if they relapse. Sober living does mean everyone in the house is sober. That does not sound like the case in your situation.
I am not sure which state you are in and each state has different laws. The house may need to have a professional license to operate. If it is licensed by the state, you can report it to the state licensing agency. You may have a zoning dispute if they are not zoned to be in a residential neighborhood. If you cannot find a resolution, you may want to seek legal advice. I found this article on your legal rights with neighbor disputes. I hope this helps. Good luck with resolving the situation.
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