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Howard County, drug treatment provider reach $3 million deal to build first-of-its-kind addiction facility

Howard County, drug treatment provider reach $3 million deal to build first-of-its-kind addiction facility

Howard County has reached a $3 million deal with a private company to build an inpatient drug treatment center there with beds reserved for county residents.

In what Howard officials say is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, the county will pay Delphi Behavioral Health Group $750,000 annually for four years to build a treatment center with shorter term detoxification services and month-long residential treatment options. The money will be a grant awarded in the county’s operating budget, said Carl DeLorenzo, director of policy and programs for County Executive Calvin Ball.

In return, for...

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