Do Drug Rehab Center's Potential Clients Concern You?
After hearing discussion at Thursday's Planning Board meeting, what do you think?
To hear the consultants for Harding Corona's proposed 56-bed residential drug rehab treatment center tell it at Thursday's Planning Board meeting, the center will be an idyllic spa, filled with recuperating executives.
To hear residents living near the proposed center, it will be filled with criminals seeking to take advantage of the center and nearby residents.
What do you think?
In her testimony at the meeting, drug counselor Georgette Jungels said the center will only admit "high-functioning" clients, primarily from among pain-killer addicted "business and executive people." She said a typical stay will cost from $30,000 to $40,000, and the center will teach coping skills, such as yoga, tai chi and art therapy.
But when pressed by residents, she said patients would not be given criminal background checks at admission, and that anyone passing a psychiatrist's exam able to afford the stay would be admitted, regardless of the type of addiction.
What do you think? Do you think the center would be the "Betty Ford on Royce's Brook," will celebrity executives stopping by—or a "Nightmare on 206"?
Tell us in the comments box below and take our poll.