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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Methadone clinic draws fire at community meeting

    A boisterous meeting Thursday night did nothing to change the minds of two Baltimore City Council members who said a complaint-prone methadone clinic in Hampden should be closed. "We're engaged in a struggle," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who...
  • Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union

    Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union
    With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas. And though Police Commissioner...
  • Time-out for student testing

     Time-out for student testing
    The Sun's recent editorial regarding student testing ("Md. should skip the MSA," Sept. 17) offered thought-provoking insight, yielding additional perspective. Citizens are already advised that test scores will flatten next year as they did this year. No...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • Columbia Town Hall tonight to discuss teens' drug use

    Columbia Town Hall tonight to discuss teens' drug use
    Whether it's alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription medication or newer, synthetic substances like K2, it's easy for teenagers to access drugs in Howard County. At least, that's what dozens of high school students have told Joan Webb Scornaienchi,...
  • Making the most of your furlough

    Making the most of your furlough
    It's 6:30 in the morning, and the alarm goes off. It's time for you to get in the shower so you can get ready for work and be at the office by 7:30. Your first few moves out of the bed are slowed down when you remember that you were furloughed and there...
  • Grief counseling center to get new building on North Avenue

    Grief counseling center to get new building on North Avenue
    The emotional component of the crises that occur in the city all too often winds up in a North Avenue grief counseling room. This destination for some needed healing is little known in the world of Baltimore philanthropic circles. But that will be...
  • Balto. Co. unveils prescription drug drop-off boxes

    Balto. Co. unveils prescription drug drop-off boxes
    The steel boxes in front of 10 of Baltimore County's police precincts look like library book drop-off stations, but they are part of a plan to reduce the county's drug overdose deaths. On Friday, county officials unveiled the drop boxes, which are...
  • Harford residents line up in front of courthouse to 'Stop The Dope'

    Harford residents line up in front of courthouse to 'Stop The Dope'
    The area around the Harford County Courthouse in Bel Air was swarming Saturday morning with people who had gathered in solidarity to raise awareness about Harford's growing drug abuse and addiction problems. The county government, in conjunction with the...
  • Ex-offenders less likely to return to prison, Maryland officials say

    Ex-offenders less likely to return to prison, Maryland officials say
    The percentage of Maryland ex-offenders likely to return to prison within three years of release has fallen by double digits since 2000, state prison officials reported Monday. Secretary Gary D. Maynard, the top official at the Department of Public...
  • Ex-convicts finding a roadmap to lasting freedom

    Ex-convicts finding a roadmap to lasting freedom
    Clifton Johnson wipes down his used Lexus once a day with a carefully folded white towel. A mango-scented air freshener hangs from the rearview mirror. The car's polished wood paneling gleams from the rays shining through the sun roof. The car has...
  • Getting young people to embrace health reform

    Getting young people to embrace health reform
    Young people often criticized as whiny, entitled and irresponsible, may now have the most clout in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's health system ever. Enrollment in President Barack Obama's landmark health reform plan began this week and...