- Associated Press - Sunday, February 21, 2016

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A Tennessee-based health care company is looking at Kitsap County as the home of a future methadone clinic.

The Kitsap Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1Qa1B1j) residents objected to putting a similar clinic in the area in 2011, saying it would negatively impact quality of life and may increase crime.

Acadia Healthcare is interested in putting a 350-patient clinic in the county. The exact location has not been determined.

Lakewood-based Acadia regional director Debra Cummins says Kitsap is the eighth largest county nationally without a methadone clinic.

Bremerton Senior Planner Allison Satter says a clinic needs to be permitted through a public process.



County Commissioner Rob Gelder says Silverdale could be a fit for a future clinic, noting that the public will be able to comment on any proposal by Acadia.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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