A historic designation could have prevented the opening of the social reintegration center, but Thursday's board decision paved the way for its transfer to the neighborhood. It is not clear when construction would begin or when the social reintegration center could be opened. It was the last delay in the company's two-year battle to open a social reintegration center in the city. The Bureau of Prisons, which awarded the contract for the rehabilitation center, did not respond to requests for comment.
Social reintegration centers provide support to those who are recovering for the first time and are committed to a life without addiction. Therefore, people who already have some level of sobriety under their belt are more likely to succeed in a rehabilitation center than those who are recovering for the first time. Some people go to a rehabilitation center after leaving a long-term addiction treatment center, a prison, or a homeless situation, while others stay in a sober living environment when they begin their journey to recovery. If you're newly sober, have detoxified, are willing to stay sober and can commit to following the house rules, you can live in a social reintegration center.