- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Plans are on track for an addiction treatment center in Bluefield.

Supporters met Thursday to discuss current plans for the Four Seasons Recovery Center at a former school.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1zRSLNo) that the new center is expected to open in early May.

Officials say the center will be staffed with people who have experienced their own battles with substance abuse and addiction. It also will not use drugs such as methadone or suboxone for its treatment program.

The center will serve male individuals fighting addiction that are referred to the program by the judicial system.

A state Department of Justice grant is funding the center for a three-year period. Organizers hope the center will be able to support itself by the end of the grant period.

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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