| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Heroin overdose deaths soared last year in Baltimore, a city that has struggled with one of the highest rates of heroin addiction in the nation and with the violence that comes with illegal drug dealing.
In 2012, 126 people died in the city from...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:50 AM
When Daniel went to his court hearing for an alcohol-related arrest last year, he didn't know the first thing about Howard County District Court's DUI and Drug Treatment program.
But on the day of his graduation from the program 13 months later, and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I serve on the board of directors for United Ministries/Earl's Place and I am also an elementary school teacher. One activity that I do with my students, centered around number sense, is called "Big or Small?" Students are given a number and need to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose.
Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28.
Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:51 AM
"So You Think You Can Dance" is BACK, and in the three weeks since the last show I've forgotten who everybody is, which ones I like and dislike, and maybe even what dance is.
The whole show tonight will be the work of just one choreographer -- the Emmy-...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Dorsey Nicola was shaking the dice and staring down the green felt, where chips were stacked like miniature skyscrapers and multiplying. The craps table was hot last week as a half-dozen students lined the perimeter and Nicola kept throwing sixes.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:03 PM
He sees them, on occasion, while jogging city streets — the vagrants, addicts and pushers who were part of Anthony Blue's past.
From the shadows, they watch him, all cleaned up and going somewhere, with suspicion.
"Blue? Is that you?"
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:34 PM
As efforts to crack down on the abuse of prescription drugs have worked, a new problem has emerged, with addicts who can no longer get their fix by popping pills turning to the old-fashioned street drug heroin, health and law enforcement officials say....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Methadone clinics are often seen as the bad neighbor nobody wants.
Residents concerned about crime and other quality-of-life issues often protest if they even hear word of a methadone clinic, which treats those addicted to heroin and other opiates, is...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Proud brother that he is, Baltimore's Rev. Jamal Bryant, who's been getting plenty of airtime lately leading the national Trayvon Martin protests, wanted to make sure his sister Thelma Bryant-Davis got some attention, too, with her new show called "Love...