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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Health officials blame heroin for spike in Maryland overdose deaths

    Health officials blame heroin for spike in Maryland overdose deaths
    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...
  • Howard DUI and drug court program draws praise

    Howard DUI and drug court program draws praise
    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...
  • Earl's Place has helped countless former addicts reclaim their lives

    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...
  • Hope House opens 'new chapter' on Laurel's Main Street

    Hope House opens 'new chapter' on Laurel's Main Street
    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...
  • Maryland families to get new tool in fight against drug overdoses

    Maryland families to get new tool in fight against drug overdoses
    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...
  • Maryland prison program saves money and lives

    Maryland prison program saves money and lives
    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...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Top 10 time

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Top 10 time
    "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-...
  • Many look to cash in on expanding Maryland casinos

    Many look to cash in on expanding Maryland casinos
    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. The...
  • Blue on a mission in Baltimore Running Festival

    Blue on a mission in Baltimore Running Festival
    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?" "Of...
  • Heroin deaths rise as crackdown on prescription drug abuse succeeds

    Heroin deaths rise as crackdown on prescription drug abuse succeeds
    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....
  • Methadone clinics don't attract crime, study finds

    Methadone clinics don't attract crime, study finds
    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...
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant's sis rescues couples on 'Love Addiction'

    Rev. Jamal Bryant's sis rescues couples on 'Love Addiction'
    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...