MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A judge has approved the opening of a home for recovering alcoholics and addicts in downtown Morgantown.
Founder Douglas Leech first proposed the Morgantown Sober Living home last fall and now says it will open within two weeks. He says he'll likely hit capacity with 14 male residents in about a month.
Leech is working with Chestnut Ridge Center and West Virginia University to find people who are committed to sobriety and participating in long-term outpatient treatment.
Residents will be subject to curfews, tested for substance abuse and will work, volunteer or take classes for 32 hours a week.
The Dominion Post reported that some Morgantown residents had opposed the center. But Monongalia Circuit Judge Russell Clawges recently ruled they offered no proof of any harm they might suffer.