Protests continue outside proposed Lynnwood methadone clinic

Photo courtesy Safe Lynnwood

Protesters gathered again on Sunday outside a proposed methadone clinic adjacent to the Lynnwood Alderwood Boys and Girls Club.

The center, operated by Acadia Healthcare, has been the topic of several Lynnwood City Council meetings and related protests since the community learned in late December about Acadia’s proposal to relocate it to 2322 196th St. S.W.

Acadia has already acquired a 10-year lease for the building, and the center is scheduled to open at the end of January.

Approximately 100 people showed up for a protest against the facility Jan. 14.


  1. A methadone center in a mixed residential area and next to a youth facility is an extremely bad idea. In addition, this lowers our property value.

    1. Rediculous. Lynnwood citizens are paying for development of a new town center and improvements for our citizens. When do you think these people will be hanging out. Most of the clients of this program will be coming from outside of our area. Lynnwood police have been doing a great job of protecting us and keeping our area safe. Now just another excuse for a company to make money without any benefit to us as a whole. Methadone is just another addictive drug that goes on fir years. Have the company build a detox center and force these people to get help. This would be better results.

  2. Of all the places to put it…next to a youth club? Come on Lynnwood, I expect better than this from you. I wonder if the Scouts that meet there will be looking for a new location.

  3. I wonder why this was done under the table and how much money was exchanged while they were there

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