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'If I hadn't come to the centre I'd be dead by now'

The UK's last specialist residential rehabilitation and detox clinic specifically for teenagers addicted to alcohol or drugs is closing today.

The 5-bed clinic in Lincolnshire claims to have turned around the lives of 400 young people over the last 15 years, but it has not been able to raise the £100,000 it needs to stay open.

The clinic's managers say they have fallen foul of the National Treatment Agency's desire to focus funding on cheaper treatment in the community rather than sending teenagers away to detox.

Reporter Charlotte Ashton investigates the closure.


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