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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us

    Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us
    Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
  • Mental health and substance abuse agencies merge

    Mental health and substance abuse agencies merge
    Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and Baltimore Mental Health Systems will merge this fall as the field moves to integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment. The new organization will be named Behavioral Health System Baltimore, employ 70...
  • Diversion, not mass incarceration, will reduce crime

    If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8...
  • Marijuana remains a complicated drug for NCAA to police

    Marijuana remains a complicated drug for NCAA to police
    The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
  • Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills

    Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills
    Two Harford County men and a Howard County man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme federal prosecutors say bilked the government out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare...
  • Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform

    Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform
    Medicaid will undergo a major expansion under health reform. Charles Milligan, the state's deputy secretary for health care financing, explains who will qualify. Who in Maryland qualifies for Medicaid under health reform and how do they enroll? Under...
  • Clinic for homeless to expand at Franklin Square

    Clinic for homeless to expand at Franklin Square
    J.T. Barker sometimes lives in the woods near Veterans Park in Dundalk and at other times sleeps in the shadows of an industrial park. On a recent hot and muggy day, the 43-year-old homeless man found a little relief in the air conditioning at the Health...
  • Defense questions accuser's credibility in Naval Academy sex assault case

    Defense questions accuser's credibility in Naval Academy sex assault case
    Defense attorneys for three Naval Academy football players accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman while she was passed out at an Annapolis party last year sought Thursday to raise questions about her credibility and motives. The woman, now a...
  • Pain drug abuse fuels competition, legal battles for companies

    Pain drug abuse fuels competition, legal battles for companies
    It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles. When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as...
  • Concerns about 'spice' reach into Harford courts, jail

    Inmates at the Harford County Detention Center can be tested for synthetic marijuana and similar drugs, which have come to the fore in Harford County in recent weeks, although it is not clear how precisely. During an Aug. 9 bail review hearing for a 24-...
  • Ravens just fine with being underdogs, thank you

    Ravens just fine with being underdogs, thank you
    If you just woke up from an eight-month nap and tuned into SportsCenter or any of the NFL shows on cable, you'll be surprised to learn that the Ravens will open the 2013 season on Thursday night without Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and a whole bunch of other key...
  • Maryland pays out for federal programs cut in sequester

    Maryland pays out for federal programs cut in sequester
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly. O'Malley...