"We Are Not In the Housing Business"

Baltimore's recovering addicts need a clean, affordable, safe place to live. Somebody's making money on it--but don't ask who, or how.

On July 1, for the first time ever, the Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration authorized the use of state taxpayer money to fund supportive housing as part of the move toward what drug treatment professionals call the Recovery Oriented System of Care. “This is part of the shift from an acute care to a chronic care model,” Thomas Cargiulo, Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, says. “It’s a way to make the system more cost ... Full Story »

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by Evelyn Messinger - Nov. 1, 2010

I hate to be nit-picky, since this is a well-researched and informative article. I just wish the subheading, "Somebody's making money on it--but don't ask who, or how", had left out the last phrase. The article is all about "somebody is making money on it" but never explains why you can't "ask who or how." That's why I didn't give it the highest recommendation.

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