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Can methadone clinics and their neighbors find common ground?

Can methadone clinics and their neighbors find common ground?

Wanda Sanders and I step into line at Red Emma's, a bookstore café at North and Maryland. Sanders, a 48-year-old African-American, leans on a cane, wearing sparkle lipstick with her hair pulled back. We're here for an interview. I want to understand the world of a methadone patient in Charles North, a neighborhood notorious for its concentration of methadone patients.

"This is the first time I've ever been in here," she says of Red Emma's—her first time, despite spending almost every morning in this stretch of Maryland Avenue. Here's the routine: around 6 a.m., Sanders goes to Institutes for Behavior Resources at 2104 Maryland Avenue for a...

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