Homes for recovering addicts in B.C. overcrowded, unsafe: ex-residents
- March 2, 2009 10:42 AM
- By Enza Uda
Critics want proliferation of privately run homes reined in
Dozens of B.C. homes have been turned into rooming houses for addicts who want to kick their habit — but former residents and neighbours complain some of the privately run "recovery homes" are overcrowded, unsupervised, dirty and unsafe to live in.
"There's big money in recovery houses," said former recovery home resident Glenda Small.
"The people who run these places, they are governed by no rules. They don't have to answer to no one except their pocketbook."