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Scottsdale Recovery Center For Addiction Offering Scholarships To LA Fire Victims

A Scottsdale rehab center is offering a limited number of beds to people suffering from addiction, and now, people being affected by the the southern California fires.

Malibu California has always been a hub for various rehabilitation facilities. The beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Ocean offers a relaxing setting for people hoping to change their lives for the better, but that backdrop is now a raging fire.

Scottsdale Recovery Center founder Chris Cohn said he hopes other rehab facilities follow in his footsteps and open their doors to those in need. 

“If there (were) any clients that are without homes or without recovery or without rehab, we were happy to give them a full scholarship for our program here," Cohn said.

Cohn also said he is worried about patients battling sobriety who have lost their homes in the Woolsey Fire, which has prompted mandatory evacuations in the cities of Malibu and Calabasas. He said it can be extremely detrimental to a patient's health who is only a few days sober to go through such a traumatic event.

Elly Lundberg joined KJZZ as a news intern in September 2018. She is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as well as a member of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU. Lundberg is majoring in sports journalism with a focus in news broadcasting and is also minoring in business. Lundberg previously wrote for AZPrep365.com, reporting on various high school sporting events around Phoenix. She has also done color commentating on the Pac-12’s online streams for ASU indoor volleyball matches.Lundberg is a member of ASU’s Pac-12 beach volleyball team and has competed as a top seed on the Sun Devils roster for the past two seasons.Lundberg is from San Francisco, and in her free time, she loves to go backpacking, camping, skiing and boating.