As a general rule, any male client that was attractive to female staff was not punished for any misconduct, including drug use and sexual activity. 
As a general rule, young females who were not "respectful" enough to certain staff members were banned or expelled, even though they broke no rules.

   May 2007
One residential client had sex with a number of staff members, over a three month period.  Nobody "noticed", until a tape recording was made.  A few weeks after the client finished treatment, he started using drugs again. When he called, Detox was full and turning away people. He was given priority, and admitted. Two Directors try to recall whether he got special computer privileges  here (Audio).
  May 2007
Another client was calling several times a day, trying to get in to Detox. After several days she still had not been admitted. A supervisor finally said that the client was banned. The reason for the ban was the client's unpopularity with certain staff members. The supervisor said the person would be let in. In detox she offended the wrong staff member and was kicked out, even though she broke no rules.  Days later she was dead of an overdose. obituary  

This young lady is mentioned only because so many people knew her and she was popular.
Most of the people who died this way were nobody's friend. Many didn't even make the paper.
When staff members were told that their "games" were killing people, they would get sarcastic.
     May 2007
Shortly after the above, a similar young lady was calling daily. 
Again, the supervisor was asked why she was not being admitted.
Again, it was obvious that the ban was "personal".
This time another agency forced Clitheroe to take the client.
She is on  the "pregnant" page.

The Executive Director of Clitheroe says...
..." 81.7 percent of the 876 people were admitted to detox only one time last year." 
click here

  • Detox is a 5 day process. One bed can Detox 73 people per year.
  • There cannot be more than 584 successfully treated people using 8 beds.
  • Detox usually had 4 to 7 people at a time.
  • Truthful statistics are not available in the public domain.
  • I prepared Detox censuses from January to May.

  • The state of Alaska pays the Salvation Army $865,000 a year to Detox 8 people at a time. Detox capacity is 19 people. With only 8 people the workload is very light. 
  • Detox nurses spent more time giving meds to residential clients than tending Detox clients.
  • The cost to run Detox is fairly stable. Expenses are about the same, whether there are 2 clients or 19. Each additional client might cost $5 a day  in food, hot water and Librium.
  • The Salvation Army rigidly refused to let more than 8 clients at a time stay in Detox. The only exceptions were made for Insured clients, Homeward Bound clients (who paid) and "friends".
Why did the Salvation Army refuse to accept more than 8 clients?
  • The primary tool used in funding requests was "turnaways".
  • By turning away clients, the Salvation Army got more clout for funding requests with DHHS.
  • Turning away one / two / x  people a day would lead to an increase in funding of one / two / x bed spaces.
  • Roughly 1% of people denied service would predictably die within weeks as a direct result.
  • Each additional funded bed space was worth about $110,000

  • Up until Detox closed, the number of clients was inflated to help boost funding.
  • The Clitheroe website claimed 1,000 people were served per year in E.D.U. alone.  click here. 
  • The actual E.D.U. number was under 200.