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Sobering Center celebrates second year in Grants Pass

Celebrates 2nd year (KTVL/Sarina Sandoval)

The Grants Pass Sobering Center celebrated their second year of being in business on Tuesday.

The Director, Pat Murphey, says since it's been open it has given the jail and emergency rooms some relief.

He says before the sobering center was open, those were the only two options to take care of intoxicated people.

"We take referrals from everywhere, somebody comes to a treatment agency to sign up for treatment and they're loaded they have to send them away. Well, now they can send them to us and we'll take care of them. So, they know when they come back that they're sober," Murphey said.

He says their second priority is discharge planning, which is working to find the next service to provide people who enter the center.

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