Samaritan Inns’ new facility provides homeless or at-risk women seeking sobriety with a six-month treatment program that allows them to live full-time in the building while receiving a personalized regimen of therapy and medical care, and later, assistance finding jobs and housing.
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Shane Sullivan, a harm reduction outreach worker, argues that only full decriminalization of drugs will enable the District to seriously address its increasingly deadly street supply.
Artist/Vendor Vennie Hill continues sharing her story of overcoming addiction.
Artist and Vendor Vennie Hill Bracey writes about their recovery journey.
I can’t force my client to do anything; all I can do is support him as he sets himself up to meet his goals.
Shane Sullivan, a community outreach specialists at the health clinic HIPS, calls for a safe consumption space in DC.
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.