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New drug & mental health facility opens in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Dozens of people came out to celebrate the grand opening of a new drug abuse and mental health facility in New Jersey.

The ribbon was cut Monday at the Freedom House outpatient center on the 400 block of Main Street in Phillipsburg.

Its mission is to support people who are recovering from addiction.

Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis said this project is close to his heart because of his own struggles with alcoholism 24 years ago.

"I went into rehab for 28 days at that time there was no types of medication or anything else a lot of prayer which I believe in," Ellis said.

He said Freedom House provides something he didn't have - place that people can walk into without being afraid and walk out of with a chance at recovery and a new life. 

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