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Baltimore pastor to open on-demand methadone clinic

Baltimore pastor to open on-demand methadone clinic

Tired of the heroin and crime surrounding his Northeast Baltimore church and treatment center, the Rev. Milton Williams said Thursday that he plans to open the city's first "open access" clinic, which will hand out methadone within 15 minutes to any addict who walks through the door.

Williams said defiantly that he will open the doors of his Turning Point clinic on North Avenue on July 5 to possibly 100-150 addicts a night — though he still lacks approval from state and federal regulators.

"The waiting game is over," Williams said in announcing the program in front of a crowd that included city police officers and representatives of city and federal...

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