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Scripps McDonald Center Addresses Economy's Impact on Rehab

The Scripps McDonald Center, a 28-day residential treatment and detox program for drugs and alcohol, is experiencing a decline in admissions as a result of the poor economy. Center officials believe the reason for the reduction is that people are having difficulty paying for the program, and because the benefits offered through insurance companies are becoming more challenging.

Conversely, admissions to the detox unit have spiked by 30 percent because it is considered a “medical benefit,” and much easier to get approved by the insurance companies. Watch this story as it appeared on 10 News: