By Joe Lewis - Staff Writer
OCT. 10, 2013 — Grayson City Council unanimous passed a resolution Tuesday night supporting the construction of a 100 bed inpatient drug rehab facility in the city.
Some members of the Council expressed concerns about keeping the city safe if patients are allowed to loiter in and around the city.
According to representatives from Pathways, however, patients at the facility will not be able to leave the premises without supervision during the early stages of their treatment.
They also added that peer accountability is a strong deterrent that keeps patients in line, as those who are further down the road in their recovery tend to intervene when they see a newer resident breaking the rules.
Pathways originally approached the Boyd County Fiscal Court for permission to locate the facility near the Cedar Knoll subdivision, but were met with strong opposition by neighborhood residents.
The facility will be located on C.W. Stevens Boulevard near K-Mart and constructions is tentatively scheduled to begin next February.
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