11/03/2008 12:11:00 AM

NBA baller Vince Carter builds new drug rehab center.

Posted by SouthernGurl

New Jersey Net Vince Carter and his mother Michelle Carter-Scott agreed to donate $1.6 million towards the construction of the Vince Carter Sanctuary, a 100-bed treatment center for those with chemical addiction problems. The total cost of the facility is at $8.6 million and will open next summer in Bunnell, Florida. The idea for the center apparently came after the experience Carter and his mother had when dealing with Carter's brother battle with addiction. "If there's something we can do to help them get their lives back on track, that would be wonderful," Carter-Scott told NetsDaily.com of those who will be treated at the Sanctuary. "[This is] something near and dear to me," Carter added. "We all have family that go through tough times."

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Carter's younger brother, Christopher Allen Carter has been arrested for possession of marijuana and cocaine and, most recently, drug possession with the intent to distribute.


Drug Rehab said...

That's wonderful! It's so moving to know that there are celebrities and/or famous people who are willing to help wholeheartedly to those who are in need. I am inspired.

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