Alpine residents express concerns about proposed drug rehab facility

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  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    I can understand the feelings of these residents. But, the rehabilitation center will not be they they think it will be.

    My daughter, son in law and my three grandchildren live within one block of such a facility. They were somewhat fearful at first, but not now.

    The adult men who will live at the facility in Alpine are down and out. They are at the end of their ropes and just want to get treatment. They don't want to bother those around them. They just want some help. They will have lots of helpers, and they get therapy to help them be stronger and keep from doing things that will set them back.

    The local residents will not have reason to fear; they will learn that these men are good people trying to get themselves out of a hole they have dug for themselves.

  • cdmom Provo, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    Justme001, I can guarantee my neighbors have passed background checks, they have all worked or are working in jobs that require FBI checks. I can't guarantee that they aren't addicted to something. I know that some are addicted to Diet Coke.

    ThomasJefferson, Alpine City has an ordinance that limits all households of unrelated people to 4 residents. It doesn't matter if they are roommates or rehab patients. This is the ordinance that Alpine Recovery Lodge is asking for a variance to allow 16 unrelated people to live in the rehab center. If 16 patients is their magic number, maybe they should find a less expensive location.

  • justme001 Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 8:43 p.m.


    You can not guarantee anything else in life either. You can not guarantee your neighbor that has lived next door to you for yeas is not an addict of any kind, is not into child porn or adult porn.
    If you want to continue to fool yourself in believing that, you are just that a fool.

  • cdmom Provo, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 5:45 p.m.

    IF Alpine could guarantee that the patients of this drug rehab facility were local residents, then maybe they would be ok with the idea. BUT, it cannot be guaranteed that these ADULT MEN will be from the city, county or even the state! They also cannot guarantee that these men will not have a violent criminal background. They cannot guarantee that these adult men will not stay in the program or be healed by the program. Because this is not a court-ordered facility, the men can leave if they so choose. Most people that leave a rehab program early are leaving because they want or need to find their drug of choice and they would likely try to burgle the homes in the area. The Alpine Recovery Lodge can only guarantee that these ADULT MEN will be able to pay or have the credit to pay them.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:04 p.m.


    Red Smith beat me too it....

    Isn't this like moving the work to the worksite?

    You can take the influence of the drug addict out of Alpine,
    But you can't take influence of Alpine out of the drug addict.

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    Alpine is the heroin hot spot of Utah County. A local rehab center in Alpine for Alpine residents is a good thing.