Highland Ridge Hospital is offering a scholarship bed program for people with alcohol and/or drug abuse problems. The program is in its seventh year.

Participants were selected on "fairly rigid" criteria, according to Holm. Participants had to be 18 or older without complicating medical problems besides substance dependency. They also had no insurance coverage or ability. People who had participated in another in-patient hospitalization for substance abuse were not eligible.Participants receive a 28-day detoxification treatment.

For information about the program, call 272-4357.