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10. Recovery Center Shutdown

The Director, in cooperation with the family and law enforcement, will decide when the Recovery Center is to be shut down. It is inevitable that recovery operations will end. Shutdown will be a difficult and ongoing process - stay focused. Shutdown tasks will include disposition of equipment, supplies, and records.

Shutdown tasks include:

As a result of Recovery Center shutdown, volunteers will be in a highly charged emotional state with unresolved issues that must be dealt with. These emotions will manifest themselves in various ways depending upon the outcome of the effort: joy, relief, satisfaction, anger, depression, fear, and anxiety. Shutdown operations will include dealing with volunteers' wishes and aspirations (Section on Counseling). Many will aspire to create a permanent entity from this effort. It is recommended that current operations cease. If individuals wish to start permanent organizations, they should do so at a later date and on their own.


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