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Sobering Center’s first months show success in alcohol treatment

“Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams toured the center Tuesday morning and said he was incredibly pleased with the effort he’s seen on this project. 

‘I’m super excited about this place because this is about the best story there is about how a community has come together,’ Williams said. ‘This is the best thing that has happened in this particular effort in my two years as commissioner.’

Before Fairbanks had such a facility, emergency responders would often take intoxicated people to Fairbanks Correctional Center or to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, neither of which are designed to be sobering centers,'” the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Read more: http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/sobering-center-s-first-months-show-success-in-alcohol-treatment/article_053aa166-5362-11e8-b378-0788cbc1eb99.html