Baltimore Pastor To Open Methadone Clinic In July

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore pastor says he plans to open the city’s first “open access” clinic that will hand out methadone to drug addicts.

 

The Rev. Milton Williams said Thursday that he will open his Turning Point clinic on July 5 — even without approval from state and federal regulators. Williams says the clinic will hand out methadone within 15 minutes to any addict who walks through the door. He also says it’s possible the clinic could treat 100 to 150 addicts a night.

 

The director of the Maryland Alcohol Drug Abuse Administration tells The Baltimore Sun that Williams has only made a proposal to the state medical director. He adds that the state has been working to increase treatment slots across Maryland even though funding has been cut over the years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    WHERE IS IT LOCATED?? I MIGHT WANT TO GET A HIT AT 3 A.M. !!!!!!!

  2. LUCKY LOU says:

    THIS MAKES NO SENSE HOW CAN THIS MAN GET DRUGS NOT APPROVED BY STATE OR CITY AND GET AWAY WITH IT . STAYTUNED CATCH NEWS AT 11PM A NEW SET OF SHINY BRACLETS FOR A MAN GIVING DRUGS AWAY

    1. Jerry says:

      How much you wanna bet that no charges will be filed , and that he would be considered doing community service If charges will be filed he’ll get a slap on the wrist and bad boy, don’t do it again.

  3. Leah C says:

    Don’t drug addicts being treated with Methadone have to be monitored closely to make sure they’re taking the correct dosage, not mixing with other meds/drugs, etc. Seems somewhat irresponsible of this Pastor to just give anybody off the street this drug without having a full medical history of somebody. And who is going to supply this clinic with the Methadone? It’s not exactly something you can pick up OTC at CVS.

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