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Daytona Beach Losing a Treatment Center
A substance abuse treatment center in Daytona Beach, Florida is going to close in July, further cementing the city's struggles in dealing with drug abuse.
By: Addiction Now
Budget cuts are forcing the closure of Reality House, a 145-bed facility operated by Stewart-Marchman-
This drug treatment center is the only facility that is known for offering drug treatment for prisoners leaving jail in the form of a work release program.
A month ago, the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that $28 million would be cut from their drug abuse treatment, health service and anger management programs for inmates and people on probation across Florida.
A few of the adjustments will take place on July 1 to supply the health services deficit that includes $7.6 million reduction in substance abuse services in jails and $6 million cut in therapeutic beds at contracted facilities. There's also a 40 percent reduction in mental health and substance abuse treatment for community offenders, saving $9.1 million.
With Reality House closing, there will be six drug abuse treatment centers left in Daytona Beach, according to a report from the 2017 National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities.