3 Now to Saint Augustine... A new 24 hour facility for those struggling with substance abuse in St.Johns County.. is already seeing success. Epic Behavioral Healthcare in St.Augustine off US-1 opened three weeks ago ... already they've helped more than 3 dozen people. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem spoke to the C-E-O of the center ... to see how many LIVES they expect to change by the end of the year. 3 3 3 00-0647-53Epic Recovery in St. Augustine is already helping people in St.Johns County battle addiction.The last time the county had a detox center was in the 1980s-- people who live in the area say there's been a growing need for a substance abuse treatment center.Patti Greenough/ CEO Epic Behavioral Healthcare 06:12 We've admitted 36 people and tomorrow will be three weeks so it's evident that this has been needed) Of the patients treated so far, over half have been treated for alcohol and about 35 percent for prescription drugs.About 75 percent of the patients have been men.Greenough says the lack of resources and funding shut the first center down But an effort from Law Enforcement to City, County, State and health leaders pushed for the $1.65 million dollar space - with $1.3 million in yearly support from the state legislature.01:55 it really was what I call all the stars lined up at once the county put it as one of their legislative priorities. The Sheriff has been saying for years that he wanted to see a detox backAt Epic Recovery, 28 staff members provide substance abuse treatment. There are 16 beds at the facility, including four residential beds for long term care.Photos of nature, landmarks and other scenes of life in and around St. Augustine hang on the walls. Greenough says she wanted to make the place feel like home. 04:43 The whole idea the whole vision of the recovery center was sort of quote unquote medical home for people so that they know where to come this would be their place they are familiar with itCLOSE: 13:44 The center's goal is to help about 650 people recover from drug and alcohol addicts by the end of the year. From STA AM c4 TLS.AM C4 TLS.