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    Default Lexington Narcotics Farm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/nyregion/16farm.html

    At a Tiny New York Farm, Seeking Freedom From Addiction...a two-acre organic vegetable farm bordered by a forest and gentle hills, where two dozen men were quietly fighting for their lives. The farm is run by recovering addicts and alcoholics from New York City, men whose various addictions, and repeated relapses, have left them sickened and homeless. Called Renewal Farm, the patch of land boasts neat rows of vegetables and bright flowers, as well as two greenhouses fashioned out of thick sheets of plastic.

    This is nothing new. The Lexington Narcotics Farm:
    http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com/wp/...oundslider.swf

    Unusual Kentucky: Lexington's Narcotics Farm

    However, the Narcotics Farm failed because of its lack of emphasis on any kind of 12-Step Recovery. The principal focus at the Narcotics Farm was to simply detox addicts. The rate of relapse after return to society was so high, that the Farm was eventually closed as a failed experiment.
    Last edited by modiferous; 10-17-2012 at 10:11 PM.

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