Eastern Health re-opens recovery centre in Pleasantville

Staff ~ The Telegram editor@thetelegram.com
Published on April 16, 2010

Eastern Health announced today that the Recovery Centre will re-open in Building 532 in Pleasantville on Monday.
The Recovery Centre, which is a service of Eastern Health's Mental Health and Addictions Program, closed in March 2009 because of severe flooding in the building.
In the interim, the Recovery Centre has operated from St. Clare Avenue in St. John's. The building has undergone extensive repairs and renovations and will offer, for the first time, three separate rooms for adolescent clients experiencing withdrawal symptoms - two rooms for males and one for female clients.
It will offer 18 beds in total with the option of adding more, if necessary. The renovations also provided for the addition of a nursing station and enhanced the observation area, creating a more functional and secure space for the service.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to return to the Recovery Centre's original location in Pleasantville," said Eastern Health President and CEO Vickie Kaminski. "The re-construction of our main facility, made possible in part by an investment of $90,000 from the provincial government, allows us to offer an enhanced recovery service to individuals struggling to overcome addictions."