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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • New drug threat means new approach is likely necessary [Editorial]

    New drug threat means new approach is likely necessary [Editorial]
    Addressing a Harford County crowd interested in learning the latest social threats posed by chemical abuse, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chip Cooke pointed out that synthetic drugs with names like "spice" and "bath salts," which...
  • What it will take to make Baltimore safe

    What it will take to make Baltimore safe
    The 300 Man March, Baltimore's latest effort to rally against the worsening toll of killings that has hit the city this summer, turns out to have been inaptly named. Significantly more people than that are reported to have shown up — twice that...
  • Officer charged in drug, tax scheme granted pretrial release

    Officer charged in drug, tax scheme granted pretrial release
    A U.S. District Court judge has released a Baltimore police officer caught in a drug dealing and tax-fraud investigation from federal custody until trial. On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher allowed Baltimore police officer Ashley...
  • Synthetic drugs that kill available in local gas stations

    Synthetic drugs that kill available in local gas stations
    Despite their potentially dangerous effects, synthetic drugs like "bath salts" and "spice" can be found at many Maryland gas stations, a Baltimore DEA special agent told a group at this year's Harford County drug symposium Wednesday. The DEA has worked...
  • Arundel food bank chief helps those needing a second chance

    Arundel food bank chief helps those needing a second chance
    Medical bills and other expenses strained Race Rudd Sr.'s finances, so replacing his broken-down car was beyond his means. In an imperfect arrangement, he relied on a friend to ferry him between his home in Odenton and his job as cook at the Hope House,...
  • Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere

    Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere
    A plan to open an Edgemere residential program for homeless women is stirring concern among some residents in southeastern Baltimore County, highlighting a struggle that advocates for the homeless say they face in finding space for hundreds of people in...
  • 13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange

    13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange
    Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October. The plans must still be certified by the state....
  • Fostering Futures working to expand awareness of foster care youth [Letter]

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Many Americans are unaware that nearly 500,000 youth are currently living in foster care and that 75 percent of them are between the ages of 12-21 years old. Each year about 300,000 youth age out of the foster care...