ROCHESTER, Minn. - After seeing a growing demand for addiction recovery, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has opened a women's rehab facility.
That's because the opioid crisis has many people searching for help to recover from their addiction.
"The need for a women's facility is even greater than it is for men," Tom Truszinsi, the center director, said. "And so I would believe that this 74-bed facility will be not only full, but also responding to the need and seeing victories happen very shortly."
Thirty of those beds will be for the short-term rehab program, while 44 will be for the long-term.
After just opening this November, Truszinsi said 10 women are already filling beds in the long-term program. He said they're still in the application process to provide the short-term rehab program and expect to have their license by the beginning of the new year.
He said the new facility is a comfortable living space that enables success.
"Because of the volume of calls that we got, because of what we heard from law enforcement and the judicial system all across southeastern Minnesota, we literally got begged to build this facility," Truszinsi said. "We see that there's a need and we want to respond in a positive way."