Opinions mixed about drug recovery facility moving into Dayton neighborhood

DAYTON — People said they are worried about their safety after they learned a drug recovery center would be moving into their neighborhood.

As reported on News Center 7 at 11, OneFifteen, a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping people experiencing substance use disorders and combating the growing drug epidemic in America plans to build Hopeland House, its first recovery house in the Carillon neighborhood of Dayton.

The house will be open to adults 18 and older who are in recovery from substance use disorders.

But neighbors said they had no idea OneFifteen was moving in until they saw workers starting construction.

“How are we supposed to live?” Annette Gibson said.

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Other neighbors said they have the same concerns.

“People going through rehab after rehab it’s gonna be more drugs than it was before,” Glenda Jones said.

In a statement, OneFifteen said the Hopeland House will have an accountability structure that requires occupants to adhere to rules and regulations.

“We provide comprehensive treatment services so that individuals can stay with one organization as they move through their treatment services – from residential treatment to outpatient services and, in the future, into recovery housing.  Over 7,000 individuals have received care on our Dayton campus since opening in October 2019,” a spokesperson for the organization said.

Gwen Buchanan, co-leader of the Carillion Civic Council said, “We are excited to be a part of this endeavor and when complete we welcome its new residents to our neighborhood.”

OneFifteen said city grant money and donations are paying for the project.

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