TPC Series-Seven

Welfare Reform Will Force Addicts Into Treatment and Directed Care (Last in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) Yesterday, I suggested how much money could be saved by managing, or “directing,” all the medical care of heroin addicts through their participation in a methadone program.  Now, it’s time

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TPC Series-Six

“Street Smart Medicine” (Sixth in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) Yesterday, I focused on how methadone clinics such as Turning Point benefit the community, in spite of the unfortunate and somewhat intractable problem that patient loitering presents.  This week, I would like to explore a concept I

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TPC Series-Five

Methadone Clinics Are A Vast Benefit To The Community (Fifth in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) Yesterday, I discussed why so few heroin addicts have any interest in sustained treatment.  Getting them into treatment is the key to rescuing the community from their crime.  Clinics like Turning

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TPC Series-Four

The Calculus Of Substance Abuse Recovery (Fourth in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) Yesterday, I introduced the concept that any inner-city methadone clinic, like Turning Point, is really two clinics:  A good clinic, for those who truly seek recovery, and a bad clinic for those who simply

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TPC Series-Three

Substance Abuse Treatment Is The Art Of The Possible (Third in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) Yesterday, I developed a reasonable estimate of the MINIMUM number of heroin addicts in Baltimore City, 60,000.  Now, I’d like to delve into what a methadone clinic is and what it

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TPC Series-Two

Baltimore Really Does Have AT LEAST 60,000 Heroin Addicts (Second in a series of reports from the front line of the battle against heroin.) In yesterday’s Report, I said we need a Substance Abuse Treatment Reformation if we are to intelligently respond to drug addiction.  To start the Reformation, we must have some reasonable and

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TPC Series-One

IT’S HIGH TIME WE RETHINK THE ROLE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICS AS BALTIMORE AND AMERICA FIGHT TO ESCAPE THE HELL OF HEROIN ADDICTION (This is the first in a series of seven reports from the front line in the on-going battle against heroin addiction, written by Rev. Milton E. Williams, founder of East Baltimore’s Turning

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Hogan to declare state of emergency on heroin addiction 12/14

https://www.abc2news.com/news/state/hogan-to-declare-state-of-emergency-on-heroin-addiction WMAR-Channel 2, Baltimore’s ABC affiliate, in a report on Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s plans to declare a heroin “state of emergency” once he takes office the following month, interviews Rev. Williams where he praises the renewed attention on the problem.

CBS Baltimore – Hogan Declare State Of Emergency

Md. pharmacies to stock heroin antidote 12/14

https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-naloxone-20141209-story.html The Baltimore Sun, in an article about the rise in heroin use in the State of Maryland, quotes Rev. Williams, “The governor-elect is going to bring a whole new strategy, a whole new philosophy to fighting this war on heroin addiction,” Rev. Williams, said. “The current administration has become entrenched in talking about it

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