Welcome to the Wet House

The St. Anthony Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota provides permanent housing for late-stage chronic alcoholic men with repeated admissions to detoxification centers and a history of failure in traditional chemical dependency treatment programs. This facility is partly funded by the State of Minnesota and is operated by the Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The following links from the St. Paul Pioneer Press tell the stories of men who reside—and drink—in this "Wet House" and show how the policy of "harm reduction" attempts to limit the human and economic costs of their chronic dependence on alcohol:

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