A grand opening is scheduled for next week on the new Lehigh County-CRC Health Group/White Deer Run treatment center in Bethlehem.
The facility is expected to be a national model for co-occurring disorders involving substance abuse and mental health.
The facility has been licensed by the state and will be an adult co-ed inpatient detox, rehab and dual diagnosis program.
Among those on hand for the opening on Monday will be former U.S. Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey, a four-star general.
“Pennsylvania has made great strides but still has some 900,000 people who need but do not receive drug and alcohol treatment. … The public-private partnership with Lehigh County is an outstanding strategy to address the treatment gap and restore people to productive lives,” McCaffrey said in a press release.
The Lehigh County Center for Recovery is at 1620 Riverside Drive, Bethlehem.
The facility is state-funded.
The event begins at 11 a.m. April 15 and is open to the public.