| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Second of two parts; read the first part
For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Morris and Sandra Hill sit atop a corporate ladder fashioned from their own family tree.
The couple has helped build Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. into a $17 million enterprise. Two of Sandra Hill's children have jobs paying six-figure salaries, and...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:45 PM
In a July 13 opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a pediatrician and a lawyer from Harvard suggest that child-protective services take severely overweight children away from negligent parents. I do think this question should...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Growing up, Angela Showalter was no stranger to the harsh realities that come with being a foster child.
The wife of Orioles manager Buck Showalter can remember the times when her family would take care of a couple of foster children from time to time...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Officials with Anne Arundel County-based Hope House, a 41-bed substance abuse treatment facility in Crownsville, have signed a letter-of-intent to merge with Reality Inc. and take over the operations of the now-closed addiction treatment center on Main...
| Mar 23, 2011
It was after 1 a.m. on June 5, 2010. Tyrone Brown had already had plenty to drink. But he wasn't ready to go home.
The 32-year-old Baltimore native tried to drag his sister and a friend into Club Hippo, but they didn't want to go into a gay bar,...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Waging peace may be more expensive than waging war. That is a shocking statement when one considers the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it may be an unacceptable proposition to Americans weary of our...
| Apr 18, 2011
Mental health professionals have known for years that people who suffer from serious mental illnesses are often more likely to end up in jail than in some form of treatment. That's why a new program in the Baltimore City Circuit Court to divert some...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Community meetings don't usually attract the disinterested or curious. The average person has a busy enough schedule, so such events tend to be packed with vocal opponents of whatever is being proposed.
At least that's the kindest explanation available...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Sheppard Pratt's announcement of plans to purchase a residence in Ruxton, near our flagship campus in Towson, has provoked an uproar from a segment of homeowners in this neighborhood. The residence, which will be licensed as a group home, is designed as a...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:30 AM
While I am disappointed in Monday's Baltimore Sun Editorial "Discrimination in Ruxton" (April 25) I am not surprised. How easy for The Sun's editorial board to paint Ruxton residents as "hysterical, intolerant, delusional, arrogant and shameful."...