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Center Accused of Over-Use of Drugs

The chief assistant in the Broward Public Defender’s office has asked the Department of Children and Families to investigate a psychiatric treatment center for emotionally damaged teen girls in Pembroke Pines, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Gordon H. Weekes Jr. accused Citrus Center of Adolescent Treatment Service of over-drugging and restraining the girls. One of the girls told him that the girls misbehaved in order to get “booty-juice” shots to get high.

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