Shane Sullivan, a community outreach specialists at the health clinic HIPS, calls for a safe consumption space in DC.
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Due to guidelines about group gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, many Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups have chosen to move meetings online or cancel them altogether.
Artist and vendor Wendell Williams explains the importance of keeping recovery meetings open amid COVID-19.
Angela Pounds-Bennett, a Street Sense vendor and artist died on the morning of New Year’s Day. Her husband Fred Bennett and mother Gwen Pleasant survive her.
Part 3 of an ongoing series by artist and vendor Vennie Hill on her recovery and her life.
Street Sense Media vendor and artist Alice Carter tragically passed away on December 18, 2019.
Artist and vendor Vennie Hill updates readers on her recovery and her life.
On Aug. 20, benches adjacent to and across from New York Avenue Presbyterian Church were removed due to illicit activities.
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Xavier Justice shares his road to recovery from addiction with the help of Veterans on the Rise’s flexible program.
‘K2’ or synthetic marijuana is ravaging D.C. with a series of overdoses.
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.
Vendor Marcus McCall shares a personal testimony about his experience struggling with K2.
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.