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.
Vendor and artist Marcus McCall asks for advice on how to turn his life around and recover from addiction.
Artist and vendor Jet Flegette shares the final installment of the story of her time with Shelley.
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a strategic plan to reduce the deaths.
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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.
Michael Craig’s story of a monkey and a zoo
A local mental health professional argues that D.C.’s privatization of health services led lower quality care for patients and job loss for government workers.
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.
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.