Pubdate: Mon, 29 Jun 1998
Date: 06/29/1998
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Author: Connie Schimminger

Drug users need to get help. There are two reasons why people are
doing drugs: substance abuse is a disease, and it's very easy to get

A relative of mine is a recovering heroin addict. He had everything --
a family, a great job and a great home. Now he has nothing.
Fortunately, he is changing his life. He is in rehab, although it was
difficult getting him into a program. Many of the centers are closed.
People who want help getting off the streets can't get it.

We need to open centers to help get drug users off the

Connie Schimminger,