If you want a job at Hopkins Data Services, you can count
on one thing. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning,
you'll be escorted to the bathroom to give a urine sample
under observation. No excuses. No exceptions. Test negative
for cocaine use and you can get down to business. Test positive
and you're on your way home -- until the next day, when
you can come back and try again. MORE
"We took the people who were not being
helped. Eighty-five percent were in the welfare system."
In 1996, Kenneth Silverman established
the Center for Learning and Health at Bayview to investigate
the inter-related problems of poverty and substance abuse.
Four years later, he launched Hopkins Data Services, where
Robin Bost, foreground, and Yvonne Reed are in the business
of staying drug-free.