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Harmony Foundation will add medical building in response to demand

July 11, 2014
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Colorado addiction treatment center Harmony Foundation will break ground this month on a health center that will expand its medical detoxification services in response to increased demand.

The July 18 groundbreaking will be for the first of several new structures scheduled to be built on Harmony Foundation's 45-acre campus in Estes Park. The new medical building is being financed under Harmony's $10 million Support & Renew Capital Campaign, launched to increase capacity in response to increases in opioid addiction and other addiction problems.

In addition, the treatment organization is responding to the potential impact marijuana legalization in Colorado will have on service needs.

“Regrettably, addiction to drugs and alcohol is not getting better in our society, it is getting worse,” Harmony CEO Dot Dorman said in a news release. “We must meet this challenge head-on with state-of-the-art facilities and programs.”

The new building will be named after 30-year Colorado addiction professional Howie Madigan, who Harmony's board president said has directed more individuals to treatment in Colorado than anyone else.