The Association of American Medical Colleges convened a panel of doctors and other medical experts to discuss the recent dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in DC.
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The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
Housing and substance abuse experts said having housing before attempting to seek treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse increases the likelihood of success.
Street Sense Media Executive Director Brian Carome alleges the DC behavioral health system, including its mental health court, has failed under the purview of Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a strategic plan to reduce the deaths.
As a child, Reginald Denny had one household responsibility: clean up after the adults ate, drank and played cards. Denny’s chore paved the way for a battle with alcohol addiction.
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
At the “People’s Barbecue” in Baltimore City in August, local nonprofits offered resources to attendees.
The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health offers training sessions for individuals who suffer from substance abuse and other mental illness to become mental health peer counselors.
While it is most common among youth nationwide, synthetic cannabinoid overdoses are plaguing poor adults in the nation’s capital.
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
May 12 marked the inaugural “Walk 4 Recovery,” organized by D.C. residents to celebrate recovery from substance abuse and bring hope to those struggling with it.
After our visit to WAMU with Tyrone Turner, a visual editor and photojournalist, l visited the opioid memorial in President’s Park. Tyrone’s story on glue addiction in Brazilian young children and his story about the death of an opioid-addicted child make one realize how we are all susceptible to opioid addiction.
James Butler, who is running for mayor of D.C., outlines his plan to end homeless in the District using a three-part process that focuses on community engagement, replacing D.C. General, and redistribution of tax money.
Artist and Vendor Betty Everett shares her best wishes for everyone in 2018.
Street Sense vendors reflect back on 2017 and talk about their new years resolutions.
Tony and Sally are two examples of people who reached rock-bottom before making the decision to reclaim their lives from addiction. Recovery is difficult, but the effort pays off in the long run.
Vendor Wendell Williams shares his personal journey, rising through the ranks in the radio broadcast industry and finding his way to personally overcome addiction and chronic homelessness.