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Minnesota plan to close state addiction treatment facilities faces pushback

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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Minnesota plans to shutter several state treatment facilities for people struggling with addiction and shift dollars, staff and space to increasingly in-demand mental health programs. But lawmakers and facility employees are pushing back against the closures, saying the state is trading one problem for another. They are particularly concerned with the looming shutdown of the only state-run substance use disorder residential facility specifically for women. "Some of these women have been traumatized by men. They have been trafficked, neglected, abused," said Tarajee Goorhouse, a nurse at the Carlton facility. She...

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