Connecticut Agency Aims To Make Sober Houses Safer

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Ken Aligata walks through an inspection of of Right Path House in Clinton, Conn. Artwork made by residents during therapy sessions hangs on the wall behind him. (Ryan Caron King/WNPR)

People in recovery sometimes live in “sober homes” to help them transition back into society.

Studies show that those in sober homes — which offer support to keep addicts away from drugs and alcohol — are less likely to start using drugs again. But private sober homes aren’t regulated in most states.

Ryan Caron King (@ryancaronking) of Here & Now contributor WNPR reports on an agency in Connecticut that’s trying to certify private sober homes to make them safer.

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