This winter the 17,400 SF Bedford-Stuyvesant Alcoholism Treatment Center opened to provide rehabilitation support to inpatients and outpatients with alcoholic dependency problems. The new $2.7 million facility is housed in leased space on the top floor of a remodeled building at 716-722 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn. The site was selected because it can accommodate the entire program in a single location while still remaining in the Bedford0Stuyvesant community. The Bedford Stuyvesant Alcoholism Treatment Center has an outpatient clinic on the second floor to support patients who have graduated from the residence program. In the 24-bed residence program, clients receive supportive individual and group counseling in a structured environment. The residence program, located on the third floor, is accessible to the clinic via a connecting staircase. The building has been retrofitted with new windows, flooring, partitions, and a central air conditioning system. A full kitchen was also built to provide meals to the residents. A new elevator allows physically challenged patients to easily access the second and third floors form the ground floor lobby. The treatment center is affiliated with Kings County Hospital.