by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Several lawmakers met with Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center director Rey Vega today to get clarification on the ongoing dispute the department has with Sanctuary. Vega contends the cost of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program services for the island's adolescents has doubled in the last year.
He has already called the costs unreasonable.
Sanctuary put the department on notice that funding to run the program ends on March 31 and they will no longer be accepting new clients and may have to close the program down altogether. Lawmakers are expected to meet with sanctuary representatives on Friday.