Narconon rehab center on hold in South Walton - 2008-01-15
A local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center is in a "holding pattern" after some residents objected last spring and summer to its plans to expand into South Walton County.
Twice last year, Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. tried to buy two beach homes that would have been used as an "educational center" for patients who have already completed a 30-day stay at the company's Destin facility, said Barnett Gilmer, spokesman for Narconon.
As of now, Narconon has no plans for any more expansion, Gilmer said.
"We're pretty much in a holding pattern," he said.