State reopens detox program at Anchorage center

Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Division of Behavioral Health has reopened the detox program at the Clitheroe treatment center in Anchorage after it closed in May.

The Salvation Army's Clitheroe Center Specialized Treatment Unit was closed due to a safety violation involving a patient. The center was faulted for failing to properly supervise patients.

No one was injured, and six patients were transferred to other facilities.

The center's program operates six detoxification beds and four specialized substance abuse treatment beds.

Its residential and outpatient substance-abuse treatment programs are separate and were not affected by the closure.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services attributed the closure to "health and safety considerations," and says the center has revised its program standards and staffing requirements.

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