Rehab center back in business

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008

FAIRBANKS - The only residential drug and alcohol treatment program of its kind in Fairbanks is reopening after a yearlong closure.

The Ralph Perdue Center will begin treating patients June 2.

Guy Patterson, director of behavioral health services for the Fairbanks Native Association, said the program will be smaller than its predecessor. The association operates the center.

Patterson said patients will stay no longer than a month.

The center has eight beds, fewer than half the number of beds previously offered. The bed capacity is expected to double next year.

The Center closed its residential treatment program last year due largely to lack of funding.

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