Army expands rehabilitation services in St. Louis

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15.4-percent of St. Louis Metropolitan area residents report having used an illicit drug in the past year.

The Salvation Army Midland Division broke ground on a new 22,500-square-foot substance abuse treatment center in St. Louis—the third phase of the organization’s $60 million Midtown Redevelopment Plan

Salvation Army Divisional Leaders Lt. Colonels Lonneal and Patty Richardson were joined by local officials and community leaders to break ground on the 22,500-square-foot substance abuse treatment center and neighborhood clinic. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

According to the Missouri Department of Health, 15.4-percent of St. Louis Metropolitan area residents report having used an illicit drug in the past year—one of the highest rates in the state.

The third phase comes after the construction of the Veterans Residence and 3010 Apartments, which opened in winter 2012 and spring 2014, respectively.

The planned building at the corner of Washington Boulevard and T.E. Huntley Avenue will include a 2,500-square-foot neighborhood clinic on the ground floor along with office space and a community room. The upper two floors will offer advanced substance abuse treatment certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

The clinic’s contemporary counseling and education rooms will provide observational training for the next generation of human service practitioners. The new facility will also provide counseling, psychiatric services, concurrent substance abuse and mental health assessments and other life-changing opportunities along with academic, individual and group therapy.

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