Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment center
LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio plans to start a substance abuse treatment center in Vermont, where the band was formed in 1983. Anastasio is now 14 years sober after becoming addicted to opiates. He announced Thursday that his Divided Sky Foundation has purchased a building for the nonprofit home in Ludlow. The center is tentatively scheduled to open by the end of this year. Anastasio raised funds for the purchase through his online concerts last fall from New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Fans contributed more than $1.2 million. he center has not yet been named and will be managed by Ascension Recovery Services.