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Debbie Fleming, holding a list of nine recovery homes in her neighborhood in Levittown, Pennsylvania, pauses outside a recovery home on Goldengate Road. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
Debbie Fleming, holding a list of nine recovery homes in her neighborhood in Levittown, Pennsylvania, pauses outside a recovery home on Goldengate Road. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
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Many people who get out of residential treatment or detox centers for addiction aren't able to live on their own. So they go to "recovery homes," also called sober living houses.

In recent years, the number of these unregulated residences in one working class suburb just north of Philadelphia has ballooned to more than 100.

Laura Benshoff from Here & Now contributor WHYY reports on the toll that's taking on the community.

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Laura Benshoff, reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. She tweets @LEBenshoff.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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