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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare

    Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare
    A woman's purse is stolen while walking in downtown Baltimore. She is upset and frightened, yet she does not stop to report the theft as she passes a police station. Instead, she walks to the nearest hospital and asks its social work department for...
  • Baltimore center launching LGBT-focused substance abuse recovery program

    Baltimore center launching LGBT-focused substance abuse recovery program
    Starting in December, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders recovering from substance abuse will be able to receive LGBT-focused resources and services at Baltimore's LGBT community center. Through a partnership with Maryland RecoveryNet, a...
  • Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing

    Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing
    A Maryland state senator who heads the General Assembly's veteran's caucus rebuked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday night over the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's claim he could fix problems with federal processing of veterans' claims...
  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • Addicts, like mental patients, often don't realize they are ill [Letter]

    In response to the recent commentary by Drs. John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein on mental patients who do not realize they are ill, I would also like to point out that this same scenario is evident in substance use disorders ("Close the mental...
  • Obamacare can't divorce insurance from risk [Letter]

    Obamacare can't divorce insurance from risk [Letter]
    Columnist Susan Reimer sees no problem with some groups paying more for health care insurance than their actuarial risk while others pay less under Obamacare ("Splitting the health care tab with the guys," Nov. 11). She says "isn't that what insurance...
  • Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

    Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'
    Amanda Ruthven is a tireless volunteer in the Harwood neighborhood within Charles Village. Baltimore City Planning Director Tom Stosur, of the Roland Park area, is leading the city's rewrite of the comprehensive zoning code for the first time in 40...
  • Arrest disparity a serious problem, with no easy answer [Editorial]

    It's become painfully clear that criminal behavior, substance abuse and mental health problems have certain links that lead to plenty of social ills. Over indulgence in alcohol resulting from one or another kind of mental anguish can result in offenses...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels it

     The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels it
    Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox is absolutely right about Gov. Martin O'Malley's misplaced emphasis on law enforcement ("O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime," Oct. 7). When it comes to drugs, an increase in arrests could actually...
  • A prevention-first approach to child sexual abuse

    The recent FBI raid that arrested three men in Maryland as part of Operation Cross Country that netted 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities illustrates significant governmental efforts in detecting and arresting sex offenders, including pimps and buyers. But...
  • Md. has too many problems for O'Malley to be focused on the national stage

    Md. has too many problems for O'Malley to be focused on the national stage
    As a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, I am appalled at the article, "O'Malley taking effort national" (July 31) which describes Gov. Martin O'Malley's raising $500,000 for his potential campaign for president. He clearly is shortchanging the...