Astoria, already short on options to address addiction, has lost longtime drug and alcohol treatment centers Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar.
Local service providers and current and former employees with Sunspire Health, the company behind the treatment centers, confirmed Astoria Pointe in Uniontown has closed. The Rosebriar, a women-only sister facility located above downtown, is also closed.
There was no response to a request for comment from Sunspire Health representatives at the company’s corporate office. Levi Starbird, Astoria Pointe’s director of operations, said he could not provide any details.
Alan Evans, director of Helping Hands, a nonprofit based in Seaside that operates re-entry programs and shelters in several counties and plans to open a facility in Astoria, told Astoria’s homelessness task force at a meeting Monday he knows of ongoing negotiations for another treatment center to take over the building.
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