NH Treatment Entrepreneur Plans Big New 75-Bed Center  E-mail
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01/23/2016 -ATIN - Associated Press is reporting that a New Hampshire treatment entrepreneur is planning a major conversion of a former medical property that will, if approved, have beds for 75 men and women. According to the AP report, Eric Spofford is no stranger to the treatment business, having for the last eight years run a sober living home in Derry, NH, and just last year also opened a 20-bed inpatient treatment operation in Canterbury, NH. The new center, the report said, will be called Green Mountain Treatment Center.

Former Neuro-Rehab Center

It may be that Mr. Spofford may face minimal NIMBY problems as the property is the former Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, which was closed last year the report said because of a moratorium on new patients amid allegations of abuse and neglect. Thus the property, which is in Effingham, NH, the report said, likely is zoned properly and perhaps ideally for an addiction treatment center. But just because a property is a medical conversion is no guarantee of local official approval as other such conversions have been successfully blocked by area NIMBY response. However, those type NIMBY responses to medical conversions have typically come in heavily populated urban or suburban areas.

Property Large and Rural

But as readers can see from the accompanying satellite image, Green Mountain is heavily rural. And with New Hampshire recently identified in Center for Disease Control 2014 statistics as having among the worst per capita drug addiction problems in the nation, perhaps it's likely that Mr. Spofford will have smooth approval sailing as well as a lot of full beds. Treatment Magazine did not immediately attempt to contact Mr. Spofford, but will attempt to and if we are successful will publish further details on this large projected treatment project as well as on Mr. Spofford himself.

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written by Ggg, January 21, 2017
Someone needs to look into this dude
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