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Is Baltimore Really The Heroin Capital of America?

heroinAugust 26, 2014 – Segment 2

On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled “Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire,” which names Baltimore as the “heroin capital of America.” We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.

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February 5, 2013 – Segment 3

February 5, 2013 – Segment 3

It’s time for our regular segment with Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and addiction counselor at The Baltimore Station. Tonight, Marc and Woody talk about the neurological basis for addiction, the brain, and more.


Woody Curry’s Journal

A veteran from the Baltimore ghetto tells how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.

Click here to download the interview transcript.


Video: The Streets of Hanoi

While in production for Shared Weight: “The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later,” Producer Steve Elliot took his camera, and his life, in his hands to film a taxi ride through the streets of Hanoi.

“The driver was Thuy, our translator, and we had just been to the guitar/violin maker’s shop and were on our way back. Woody Curry was also along for the ride and his driver was Chong, who had a motorbike for hire. This was on our last day in Vietnam.”
– Steve Elliot


August 29, 2012 – Hour 2

A recent report showed that suicides among our active duty troops doubled in one month, with 12 suicides in June and 26 in July. Every 36 hours a veteran from Iraq or Afganistan kills themselves. Eighteen veterans from all wars commit suicide each day.

We take a critical look at the rising rate of military suicides and discuss what is being done to help our men and women in service. We are joined by:


May 28, 2012 – Hour 2

In honor of Memorial Day, we’re rebroadcasting a conversation between Marc and Woody Curry from last October.  It was shortly after President Obama announced that the US was withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq, and the conversation ranged from the problems facing veterans on their return home, to the culture of the military, to the place of war in our society.

Woody Curry is a Vietnam veteran and is Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.


March 20, 2012 – Hour 1

We discuss the tragic civilian massacre of March 11th, in which at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed. US Army staff sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of carrying out the killing spree. Three military veterans and one journalist join us this hour.  Our guests are Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station, former Army sergeant Chuck Luther, who served in Iraq, Graham Clumpner, who served in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger and is now an organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War, and investigative reporter Joshua Kors, who has covered veterans’ issues extensively for the Nation magazine.


October 26, 2011 – Hour 1

Followinig President Obama’s announcement that the US will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year, we look at issues that face veterans, including substance abuse and mental health problems stemming from the trauma of war, as they return home. Our guest is Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.


August 17, 2011 – Segment 1

Scientists continue to learn more about how addiction works, which informs how our society views and treats addiction.  The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has just redefined addiction as a chronic brain disorder.  We’ll discuss the implications of this development with Dr. Mike Miller, ASAM Past President, and Woody Curry, Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station, a residential addiction treatment center.


June 22, 2011 – Hour 1

Suicide in the US military is on the rise. Independent newspaper Stars and Stripes investigated the matter, citing failures of leadership on the ground and vicious hazing. Joining us today to discuss this issue is:

Woody Curry – Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station, a residential addiction treatment center in Baltimore.

 


May 25, 2011 – Hour 1

Data suggest that children living in neighborhoods with high crime and drugs may be at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. In this hour we take a look at how the trauma and stress of inner-city life affects Baltimore’s youth.

We’re joined by:

Woody Curry – Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station

Grady Dale –  Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director for Urban Psychological Services


April 27, 2011 – Hour 1

Woody Curry, Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station, a residential addiction treatment center in Baltimore, joins us to discuss process addiction.  Also known as behavioral addiction, process addiction is non-substance-related addiction, which could include such addictions as gambling, sex, eating, and exercise.


March 23, 2011 – Segment 1

Woody Curry, recovering addict and program director of a drug treatment center called the Baltimore Station, joins us for his montly visit.


February 23, 2011 – Hour 1

Woody Curry, recovering addict and program director of a drug treatment center called the Baltimore Station, joins us for his montly visit.  This week, we discuss the abuse of prescription drugs, the most commonly abused drugs in the United States.


January 26, 2011 – Hour 1

The United States has a huge appetite for drugs.  While we have about 5% of the world’s population, we use about 66% of the world’s illegal drugs.

Woody Curry, recovering addict and program director of a drug treatment center called the Baltimore Station, joins us this hour, to discuss some new findings about what addiction does to the brain, and why many treatment programs are ineffective.

 


November 11, 2010 – Hour 2

Five years ago, we produced the series Shared Weight to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.  Marc Steiner and a group that included Vietnam War veterans travelled to Vietnam.  Today, we’re joined by two of the US military veterans who participated in Shared Weight, Wayne Karlin and Woody Curry.


October 20, 2010 – Segment 3

The United States has a huge appetite for drugs.  While we have about 5% of the world’s population, we use about 66% of the world’s illegal drugs.  What is the price of our consumption, not only for ourselves, but for others like Mexico, where the illegal drug trade is creating violence beyond the scope of what we have seen in the US.

Woody Curry, recovering addict and program director of a drug treatment center called the Baltimore Station, joins us this hour.


June 1, 2010 – Hour 2

In the second hour of the show, Woody Curry, Program Director of the Baltimore Station, joins us to talk about addiction, recovery, and what’s happening on the streets of Baltimore.  Marc and Woody begin their discussion with Satya Harrison-Bullock, Glen Smith, and Zelda Robinson, the Co-Chairs of the Love Hands Across Baltimore Crusade, to talk about the rash of shootings that swept the city this Memorial Day weekend.  Ten people were shot over three days, and seven of the victims were killed.  Another fatal shooting occurred just after midnight last night.  Join our guests to discuss how we can stop the violence in our city.
 
For information on the 13th annual Maryland Multi-Housing Association golf outing, whihc benefits the Baltimore Station, call 410-825-6868, or e-mail kholmes@mmhaonline.org
 

May 31, 2010 – Hour 2

In honor of memorial day, we’re broadcasting episodes from our documentary Shared Weight, which looks at the legacy of the Vietnam war.  

Woody Curry joins us this hour.  He is a veteran from the inner city Baltimore, and he tells how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.

To hear the audio of this show, visit our Shared Weight page. You can also read more about our trip to Vietnam, see photos and videos, and hear the other episodes in the documentary.


December 17, 2009 – Hour 1

Alarming numbers of soldiers suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This hour we look at how this crisis is being addressed, and discuss connections between PTSD and suicide.

We’re joined by:

Woody Curry – Vietnam veteran, and Program Director of the Baltimore Station

Dr. David Oslin – Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center


November 5, 2009 – Hour 1

For our first hour, Marc meets up with substance abuse counselor and Vietnam Veteran Woody Curry for our monthly conversation about addiction and recovery. Woody joins us to discuss PTSD and the many residual issues facing veterans, including homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse.


September 17, 2009 – Hour 1

On the first hour of today’s show, Marc was joined by Woody Curry, Program Director of The Baltimore Station,
a rehabilitation center for recovering drug addicts. They discussed the ways we can become addicted not just to drugs, but also to money, power, and sex, and how we can overcome those dependencies.


August 12, 2009 – Hour 2

For the second hour of today’s show, Marc will be joined by Woody Curry, Program Director of The Baltimore Station, a rehabilitation center for recovering drug addicts.  The discussion will explore topics such as addiction, depression, and post-traumatic stress faced by veterans of war.


July 2, 2009 – Hour 2

We speak with Woody Curry about his 26 year fight against substance abuse in the city of Baltimore.  Woody Curry is a Vietnam Veteran and recovering addict who has been running a drug recovery program at the South Baltimore Station since 1994.  For more information about his work, visit: www.BaltimoreStation.org.

Note: This program is a rebroadcast.  Click here to go to the original show page and listen to the podcast.


May 25, 2009 – Hour 1

For Memorial Day, we broadcast two parts of our series Shared Weight: 30 Years After The Fall of Saigon.  For more information about this hour’s episode, Woody’s Journey, and for the complete podcast, click here.

Click here to begin exploring the entire Shared Weight series, including podcasts, video, pictures, and writing, on our site.


April 15, 2009 – Hour 2

In the second hour of today’s show, Marc spoke with in-studio guest Woody Curry about his 26 year fight against substance abuse in the city of Baltimore.  Woody Curry is a Vietnam Veteran and recovering addict who has been running a drug recovery program at the South Baltimore Station since 1994.  For more information about his work, visit: www.BaltimoreStation.org.