Some fear drug rehab facilities could be shut down

OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — Terri Baker worries that Oxford's push to close all drug rehabilitation facilities operating in the city will hurt people who need help overcoming their addictions.

Baker tells The Anniston Star (http://bit.ly/1biCMdU ) that she spent two months in prison before being referred to one of them, Oxford Outreach in 2007. She said the six months of structured living at the nonprofit treatment facility gave her a new life.

But local officials say the facilities are unregulated and unsafe.

The Oxford City Council last month hired an attorney to take legal action against the city's 11 residential drug rehab facilities, which council members said are operating as boarding houses in violation of zoning ordinances.

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Information from: The Anniston Star, http://www.annistonstar.com/

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