Renovations at Knoxville drug recovery community center aim for greater success

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Renovations of The Gateway are underway. The Gateway will be Knoxville’s first recovery community center.

At Wednesday’s kickoff event for the renovations, local leaders knocked down a ceremonial wall.

The Metro Drug Coalition members spoke about visits to similar centers in other cities. During these visits, officials saw why a one-stop shop for addiction resources is a solution that really works for people.

“We took a field trip and we went and visited these places,” campaign chair Webster Bailey said. “Incredible success. When you can provide a single source where individuals can come and sort of feel that wraparound care is much greater.”

The Gateway will be on West Fifth Avenue in Knoxville.

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