Well-Known Drug Rehab Center’s License Suspended Following Death Of Client, Other Violations
The rehabilitation center is just one of many in Southern California, an area sometimes referred to as “Rehab Riviera." There is often very little oversight of such facilities by the state.
Pasadena Star News:
State Shuts Down Pasadena-Based ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Center Over Death, Repeated Violations
State health regulators are moving to revoke the license of a well-known Pasadena drug rehabilitation center made famous by the reality television show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” The Department of Health Care Services temporarily suspended the Pasadena Recovery Center’s license in June after investigating the death of a client and a series of other violations. The agency now is seeking a permanent revocation to protect the clients of the program, according to records filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings. PRC is now operating as a sober living facility, which does not require a license from the state. (Henry, 8/4)
In other news —
OC Supes Ask Why Needles Should Be Free When Residents Can't Even Get Plastic Bags
At a heated emergency meeting Friday, Orange County Supervisors pledged to fight a needle exchange program intended by the state to stem the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. With the new OC mobile exchange authorized to open as early Monday, the supervisors voted unanimously to begin legal action against the effort. (Mendelson, 8/3)