The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone.
But Harwood residents see it as more of the same for a community they say is already filled with people bused in for addiction services. More addicts, they say, lead to more public urination, drug use and crime.
"When the lifeboat is full, the next person being worthy doesn't make it any less likely to sink," said Joe McNeely, director of the Central Baltimore Partnership, a coalition of neighbors and businesses opposed to the center.
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