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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Chefs struggle to stay healthy in pressure-cooker setting

    Chefs struggle to stay healthy in pressure-cooker setting
    A few months before his wedding, Neill Howell was tipping the scales at 240 pounds and knew he needed to make a change. There was just one problem: Howell was the executive chef in a restaurant kitchen, a high-stress workplace full of ready-to-grab...
  • Harford administration cites divide with school system over drug education

    Harford County's office on drug control policy has had trouble making headway in the county's public school system, county administration director Mary Chance told a group of residents concerned about drug education Wednesday. "[Drug control policy...
  • Parents, relatives to push for more drug education in Harford schools

    Bill Bloom, of Bel Air, has watched a 19-year-old cousin die from a heroin overdose and his 23-year-old brother struggle with drug addiction. "There needs to be something in place to help these kids," he said, adding if he can help save one person's...
  • 'So You Think Can Dance': Top 12 perform

     
    This week on So You Think You Can Dance, the couples take on two dances per week for the first time. Well, two competition dances, since they always have to learn a group dance and they prep a solo, too.The......
  • Why I blame Rob Kasper for my new addiction

     
    My colleague Rob Kasper is like the drug pusher on the school playground.One afternoon we were standing around talking about Important Work Matters, and he offered me some of his Smartfood White Cheddar-Flavored Popcorn, which he had gotten from the......
  • "Living mojito bar" coming to Corks

     
    It's a nice enough day to talk about outdoor dining, even if the "living mojito bar" at Corks hasn't quite come to life.Corks is building a deck out back that will seat about 35. When it opens in the middle......
  • Drug earning millions despite 'orphan' label

    The company that makes buprenorphine holds exclusive rights to market the drug in the United States for two more years, after which competitors can make cheaper generic versions. The rights stretch until 2009 because of a federal decision to classify...
  • Not a cure-all

    Not a cure-all
    Many heroin addicts trying to break the grip of drugs and crime turn to a health center on West Saratoga Street for help. Some come asking for an orange pill they believe might be a "wonder drug" for treating their problems. Nearly 200 have gotten it....
  • About the drug

    Buprenorphine (pronounced byoo-preh-NOR-feen) is a narcotic approved for treating drug addiction. It helps opiate addicts avoid withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Nicknamed "bupe," the drug is mostly sold in the United States as Suboxone, a...
  • Disastrous try at being a mother

    As a 25-year-old mother with a crack cocaine habit and untreated bipolar disorder, Vernice Harris had felt overwhelmed enough in April 2002 to take her two little daughters to a Baltimore social services office to give them up. Yet 2 1/2 years later...
  • The 'bupe' fix

    There's a new narcotic on the street in Baltimore and other communities - and taxpayers helped put it there. The hexagonal orange pills some users call "bupe" are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. Federal...
  • An epidemic's unseen cause

    While just a teenager in the 1970s, she danced on The Block, where she snorted cocaine and heroin and sold sex in backrooms. Later, with her addictions firmly rooted, she set out on her own, offering her body on the streets of West Baltimore as a deadly...