Teen drug treatment center accepting only girls

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane treatment center for teen drug addicts is now accepting only girls at its inpatient facility. It had been coed.

The executive director of Daybreak Youth Services, Annette Klinefelter, told The Spokesman-Review the gender-specific program aims to balance an inequity that favored boys.

The paper says Washington has 246 beds for treating teens for drug and alcohol addiction and only one-third of those have been for girls.

Daybreak is a private, nonprofit founded by the Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church. It has 40 beds. Boys are still served through a daytime drug treatment program.