Pressured by insurance cutbacks and development, Elliot Park center's year-long program perseveres
They say R.S. Eden House is often a last resort for drug addicts.
Some who arrive at its doors at 1025 Portland Ave. come with nothing. For many of the clients, it's a last-ditch effort to sober up after repeated failures at other treatment centers. It's either Eden House or jail.
About a quarter of the addicts who arrive at Eden House graduate from the program -- a year-long commitment to undergo rigorous, in-house group therapy and an aftercare program.