Washington, DC, opens first stabilization center

The first stabilization center in the District of Columbia has opened.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city's Department of Behavioral Health hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the center Oct. 30. The 6,400-square-foot healthcare facility will offer emergency crisis intervention for adults who are experiencing substance use disorder, according to an Oct. 30 news release from the mayor's office.

The facility's services will be available 24/7 for those who are 18 years and older and will be free of charge with no insurance or residency requirements necessary. It will also offer individualized support such as peer counseling and resources to sustain long-term recovery for its patients.

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