. The board minutes illustrate the degree to which drug treatment, which politicians and other policymakers often depict (and regard) as a charity service, is actually a business. The BBH board minutes are dotted with references to advertising campaigns, political power, and competitors. "Del. Ruth Kirk is also in BBH's corner," Brown stated in his "community report" during the January 2009 board meeting, according to the minutes. This is literally true: Kirk's district office is in BBH's headquarters building. In his "Advertising Report" in the same meeting, Brown said, "An upcoming campaign will start February 2009 designed to capture the PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] market (private insurers, HMOs, PPOs, etc)." During the board's April 2009 meeting, Brown gave a report of "Local Competition/Providers," stating, "Johns Hopkins Hospital operates two programs which mimic BBH, provide community housing, etc. U of MD operates some 25 houses in the vicinity of BBH. Powell [Recovery, Inc.] operates 40 houses and is currently offered for sale at $25 million." Regarding advertising that quarter, Brown reported, "Campaigns with Channel 13 and 101.9 are on-going with follow-up in Admissions to assess the outcomes." And in the October 2009 meeting, the BBH directors heard that "University of MD does not want a methadone clinic to be located too close to the new biopark," suggesting that powerful institutions may have more influence on these matters than the residents of rowhouse communities. The minutes also note that "the federal government has subpoenaed records from BSAS for the now-defunct ‘I Can't, We Can' grant-funded treatment program," a claim that is now common on the street but as yet unconfirmed by federal authorities. State health officials say their investigation of BBH's practices is ongoing.