(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho’s oldest addiction rehabilitation center could close its doors soon if it doesn’t get the funding it needs. The non-profit Addictions Rehabilitation Association in Idaho Falls temporarily closed its doors Oct. 1 because the facility ran out of money. With an annual budget of $400,000–less than half of what it was only a few years ago, the rehab center could close its doors for good in February. Officials say many of the current patients can’t afford to receive treatment, since health insurance doesn’t cover drug and alcohol treatment programs for facilities that don’t have doctors on staff at all times.
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News