Dalhousie students share building with teen addicts

September 7, 2007

After 3 residence buildings sat empty last year, Dalhousie University rented O'Brien Hall to a hospital treatment facility for teens addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling. This year, however, Dal saw a major increase in applications for residence, so it will temporarily accommodate students in 30 rooms upstairs in O'Brien Hall. The building's only elevator will be managed by staff to prevent late night encounters between partying students and recovering addicts.  CBC