The former Metro councilwoman plans to open a health clinic in an office space off of Dickerson Road. In addition to standard services, Murray plans to offer care for those struggling with drug addictions, including Methadone.
"The problem is the medication that another doctor has prescribed for them and we need to get them off of that medication," said Murray. "We need to teach them how to deal with certain issues without a lot of medication. Our goal is to get them off of all this stuff."
Murray shared her idea at the site of the proposed clinic Saturday morning. Most of those in the crowd of about 40 residents opposed the plan.
"It sounds like they want the permission of the neighborhood to do that and the neighbors just don't want to give them that permission," said Frank Harrison, the Metro councilman for the district where the clinic is located. "They don't want them here period. And I can agree with them wholeheartedly."
"We have a real nice neighborhood and we just don't want another rehab center to open up in our neighborhood," said LaSonia Garner. "We don't want the fear of not being able to walk down the street."
Why must Ms. Murray empower economic forces that cause some profiled neighborhoods to be dumping grounds for treatment centers that certain other neighborhoods would be widely justified opposing?