Narconon rehab may land in Destin neighborhood

It’s legal for the Narconon drug-treatment program to open a “community residential home” for recovering addicts in a Destin single-family neighborhood, city staffers say.

“We have determined that they are abiding by the state statutes,” Current Planning Manager Ken Gallander told The Log. “Now they have to get licensing from the state.”

Debbie Ross of Narconon Gulf Coast said that while Narconon has looked at the Emerald Breeze subdivision off Emerald Coast Parkway as a possible site, they have no firm plans, no contract and no lease on any property.

“We do want to expand,” Ross added. “We’re looking for an area that would suit our needs.”