Anti-drug leaders in Uintah County, Utah intend by early next year to open the first residential addiction treatment facility in the county, helping residents to maintain ties to the community where they will be returning post-treatment.
The planned Open Arms Recovery Center will offer faith-based services, with addiction counseling provided by clinicians from outside the facility, the Deseret News reported. Kit Yack, who lost her children's father to methamphetamine addiction and later became the leader of the Meth No More initiative for Uintah County, will be director of the new facility.
Ironically, the grant that funded Meth No More expires at the end of this year. Yack says she often referred individuals assisted by the program to treatment facilities outside the area, which she said hampered addicts' ability to build a recovery support network for their return to the community.