YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Social Services is shutting down its youth chemical dependency program in Yankton, citing a decline in referrals.

Officials say the adolescent inpatient program at the Human Services Center will close June 8. The program's 15 employees were issued layoff notices Tuesday.

The department also announced an expansion of adult treatment services. Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health in Yankton will partner with Avera Sacred Heart Hospital to provide inpatient chemical dependency and detox services.

The in-patient unit will be in the Benedictine Center on the hospital campus in Yankton. The program will serve people from across the state.

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