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Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing
Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing

Second of two parts; read the first part For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc., only to go back to using drugs on the streets. By summer 2008, Stephen Brown was three months into his third stint at BBH. That's when the private treatment center in Southwest Baltimore deemed him ready for a new challenge: to manage a rented rowhouse where he would live with seven other patients. His duties included enforcing curfew, hunting for hidden drugs and unlocking a cabinet so residents could take their psychiatric...

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