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Drug treatment center opens near IMC

MURRAY (Deseret News) — A new substance abuse rehabilitation center was blessed and opened to the public Monday just a hop, skip and a jump from the towering Intermountain Medical Center.

The Recovery Plus home for up to 20 patients "taps the potential" of the neighborhood near 4800 South and 50 West, according to Murray Mayor Dan Snarr. He envisions all manner of businesses and health-support centers in the area, which is part of the city's historic overlay district.

But the new center didn't come without controversy. Neighbors voiced concern that its presence would bring increased crime, said Murray Economic Development Director Tim Tingey.

Snarr said there are other drug-rehabilitation centers in Murray, including one for addicted mothers and their children and another for Alcoholics Anonymous. The latter, one of the biggest of its kind in the region, is in a chapel donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he said.

"It's already in Murray," said Snarr, whose son died of a drug overdose. "It's been in Murray for a long time."

The privately funded rehabilitation center is the first inpatient facility for Recovery Plus, which was founded about two years ago. The company also has outpatient centers, with one near 6100 South and 150 East in Murray and one in Henderson, Nev.

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