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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Housing First proves successful, especially with chronic cases

Take homeless people whose lives are a mess — even addicts, alcoholics, and schizophrenics who won't take their meds — and give them their own apartments, without requiring that they clean up first, get a job, or "behave."
Homelessness
By MARION DAVIS  |  December 17, 2008
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The failure of ‘tough-on-crime’ tactics

It was after midnight, and Dawn Jacques lay sleepless in her cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions, shuddering. Bathed in sweat, she stared at the ceiling for hours until it blurred.
Left untreated, drug addicts pose greater costs for everyone else 
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 08, 2008
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RI’s mental-health system is unraveling

More than 120 uninsured Rhode Islanders are waiting for mental health services at the Allen Berry Health and Dental Center on Prairie Avenue in Providence, according to one of its administrators.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  July 12, 2006