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Communities take action

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog116677
Call Number
WM 274 C66 1998
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Communities take action
Alternate Title
A practical guide for municipalities, enforcement agencies, community groups and others concerned about the impact of alcohol on public health and safety
Responsibility
Addiction Research Foundation
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Addiction Research Foundation
Year Published
1998
Physical Description
168 p. : 26 cm
Subjects
Alcohol drinking - Ontario
Alcoholism
Community Organization
Substance abuse - Prevention & control
ISBN
0888683030
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 274 C66 1998
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HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the DTES

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog116517
Author
B.C. Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Call Number
WC 503 P37 1997
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the DTES
Alternate Title
Something to eat, a place to sleep and someone who gives a damn
HIV / AIDS and injection drug use in the Downtown Eastside
Author
B.C. Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Responsibility
[Penny Parry?]
Place
[Vancouver]
Publisher
Vancouver / Richmond Health Board
Year Published
1997
Physical Description
79 p. + appendices [66p] ; 28 cm
Subjects
HIV Infections--Transmission--British Columbia--Vancouver--Prevention
Intravenous drug abuse--Complications--British Columbia--Vancouver
Drug addicts--Services for--British Columbia--Vancouver
Abstract
This report reviews what is known about the state of the HIV/AIDS in the Vancouver downtown east end, based on the formal literature, current and previous studies from and about that downtown community; summarizes a community consultation process with adults and youth, current and ex- drug users, HIV-positive individuals, and community social and medical service providers; and presents an action plan to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among those downtown community members involved in injection drug (heroin and cocaine) use.
Issues discussed in the consultations included physical health, housing, having a sense of belonging and usefulness, information dissemination, public safety, and needs of special high-risk groups. Recommendations are made under such objectives as: ensuring that high-risk persons are connected with and make better use of existing resources; improve shelter and housing conditions; increase community ability to deal with the HIV/AIDS problem; support co-ordination of HIV/AIDS services; and funding. Appendices include survey questionnaires and a background paper on methadone treatment.
Format
Report
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WC 503 P37 1997
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Injection drug use and the epidemic of HIV in the Lower Mainland : final report

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118557
Call Number
WC 503 I55 1998
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Injection drug use and the epidemic of HIV in the Lower Mainland : final report
Alternate Title
The HIV epidemic in injection drug users
Responsibility
Carl J. Bognar, Jeanne Legare, Susan Ross ; prepared for Lower Mainland Working Group on Communicable Diseases.
Place
[Vancouver, B.C.]
Publisher
Lower Mainland Working Group on Communicable Diseases
Year Published
1998
Physical Description
x, 79 p. : forms ; 28 cm
Subjects
HIV Infections--Transmission--British Columbia--Vancouver
Intravenous drug abuse--Complications--British Columbia--Vancouver
Drug addicts--Services for--British Columbia--Vancouver
Drug addicts--Health and hygiene--British Columbia--Vancouver
Notes
Includes bibliographical references
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WC 503 I55 1998
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In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118272
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Responsibility
Wilfrid Sheed
Place
New York
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year Published
c.1995
Physical Description
252 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Depressed persons -- Biography
Depression, mental -- Biography
Recovery--Personal Narrative
Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Polio -- Patients -- Biography
Abstract
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.
ISBN
0671792156
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
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