State health officials this week shut down a Salvation Army alcohol detoxification unit because of health and safety problems.
Officials said they couldn't discuss specific concerns because the matter is under investigation.
The six patients at the unit were moved to other facilities. Residential and outpatient treatment services at Clitheroe Center remain open. The center is on West End Road, beyond Stevens International Airport.
The six-bed detox unit opened last fall with much hoopla. Legislators, state officials and city leaders all attended the grand opening of the unit, which included slots for people who had been ordered by a court to get sober for their own health and survival.
Salvation Army officials said an incident occurred April 30 in which staff members were not providing appropriate supervision.
One client was sent to the hospital for evaluation, said Jenni Ragland, Salvation Army spokeswoman. She said she could not say specifically what happened because of client confidentiality.
"There were no criminal charges. There were no deaths involved, no harm to individuals," Ragland said. Disciplinary action was taken, she said, but she couldn't say specifically what.
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