Morning Read I: No Methadone clinic for Glens Falls

Heroin use has seen a dangerous resurgence in the US, sweeping rural areas as well as inner cities.  Plans to build a methadone treatment clinic in Glens Falls have run up against serious opposition.  On Tuesday night, the project was placed on hold.

This from the Glens Falls Post Star.

[T]he Common Council unanimously passed a local law placing an approximately six-month moratorium on opening a methadone treatment center anywhere in Glens Falls.

The moratorium would be in effect until March 31.

The meeting grew heated when an advocate for the clinic suggested that the council’s vote might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, a statement that some board members saw as a legal threat.
The closest methadone treatment now available for addicts recovering Glens Falls area are in Albany and Amsterdam, according to the newspaper.

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6 Comments on “Morning Read I: No Methadone clinic for Glens Falls”

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  1. Pete Klein says:

    Didn’t you know only good people live in Glens Falls?

  2. It's Still All Bush's Fault says:

    It’s unfortunate that such a facility isn’t seen as an opportunity to help those in need.

  3. Bob S says:

    Methadone centers are a good thing. So are electricity producing windmills. The problem is that nobody wants them located in their neighborhoods.

  4. Mervel says:

    I think they also create some jobs. Nurses, administrators, office staff,etc.

  5. As someone who lives in GF, I’d rather any addicts in my town be able to get help more easily, not less so.

  6. Mervel says:

    It is true. What do addicts do when they are up against the wall? The fact is we talk about treatment being so important and what we need to do, yet drug treatment is hard to find and rare.

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