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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • Being Mikey's mommy, but only for a weekend

    Being Mikey's mommy, but only for a weekend
    My husband and I are just off a long weekend soloing with the Fabulous Mikey, perhaps the cutest 21/2 -year-old grandchild in the universe. And the smartest, too. After he was safely returned to the care of his mother — with no new scars or...
  • A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter

    A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...
  • Hampden merchants call for closing methadone clinic

    Hampden merchants call for closing methadone clinic
    Citing reports of drug dealing, loitering, littering and other nuisances, Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are calling on the state to close a 3-year-old methadone clinic that overlooks The Avenue. "We want them shut down," City...
  • Columbia man pleads guilty to arson

    Columbia man pleads guilty to arson
    A Columbia man pleaded guilty this week in Howard County Circuit Court in connection with an April 5 incident where he burned his apartment, located in the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road, and assault his wife, according to State's Attorney spokesman...
  • Maryland prison program saves money and lives

    Maryland prison program saves money and lives
    We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...