Minn Gov Dayton Proposes Closing 60 Pct of Beds in Group of State Centers  E-mail
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04/19/2015 -ATIN - A fight is breaking out in Carlton, MN, over what will basically be the closure the all-woman's Liberalis treatment center as the governor even the in the liberal state if Minnesota- whose humorous take-off on the state's "Land of 10,000 Lakes" license plate saying is "Land of 10,000 Treatment Centers" - has in his 2015 budget proposed a 60 percent reduction in the number of beds to 70 beds from almost 175 in a group of five specialty state-owned and run treatment enterprises, of which Liberalis is a part, called Community Action Recovery Enterprise, according to published reports.

Ninety Percent of Patients in Closures Have Component issues

According to published reports, ninety percent of the clients in the five soon to be vastly scaled down Community Action Recovery Enterprise centers have very problematic  secondary issues other than addition, such as serious abuse issues in the household and the like. "They are putting people on the chemical dependency merry-go-round rather than treating them as the unique patients that they are. I'm disappointed the Department of Human Services and the deputy commissioner that's been dealing with this aren't stepping up to the plate and fighting for a good program that's been effective," an activist and executive at one of the Community Action Recovery centers told a local reporter, speaking of the five centers of Community Action Recovery Enterprise as a group.

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