Grand opening held at noon Saturday; center opens SundaySerenity by the Sea, a residential alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center, is scheduled to reopen Sunday in Astoria. The public grand opening will be at noon Saturday.

In l982, Dr. John O'Donovan, Michael McGuire and Marsha McGuire founded the original Serenity by the Sea in Seaside. It treated more than 8,000 patients and their families. It closed in 1995 because of the illness of its director, Marsha McGuire.

The management of the new facility brings experience and training in alcohol and chemical dependency treatment. Michael McGuire is the director, Ginna Slocum provides executive assistance and Kristine Hansen is clinical director.

Serenity by the Sea will provide low-cost treatment for three stages of treatment, 30, 60 and 90 days in a 30-bed, intensive, inpatient treatment center, accredited with the state. Aftercare and follow-up programs will be offered for two years following treatment.

Located at 263 W. Exchange St. in the old Crestview Care Center, the complex has been remodeled.

For information, call McGuire or Slocum at 325-3000 or (877) HELP-790.

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