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Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog122463
Author
Lupick, Travis
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction
Author
Lupick, Travis
Responsibility
Travis Lupick
Place
Vancouver
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Year Published
2017
Physical Description
407 p ; illustrations, map
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Opioid-Related Disorders
Harm reduction -- British Columbia.
Substance abuse - Vancouver
Addiction
Abstract
"...explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience..."-- publisher.
Contents: Toledo, Ohio -- Hundred block rock -- A chance encounter -- Hotel of last resort -- Rat park -- Growing up radical -- Back alley -- Miami, Florida -- The killing field -- A drug-users union -- Out of harm's way -- From housing to harm reduction -- Childhood trauma and the science of addiction -- Raleigh, North Carolina -- A drug dealer finds activism -- Taking the fight to city hall -- Building allies -- Rewriting the brain for addiction -- The Vancouver agreement -- Boston, Massachusetts -- The hair salon -- Establishing Insite -- Opening day -- Consequences -- Seattle, Washington -- Drug user with a lawyer -- Protests across Canada -- Court battle -- Crossing a line -- Sacramento, California -- Prescription heroin -- "The assassination" -- Fentanyl arrives.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781551527123
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
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Critical issues in the provision of coordinated chemical dependency services in the City of Vancouver

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog115460
Author
City of Vancouver. Health Department
Council of University Teaching Hospitals
Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service Society
British Columbia. Ministry of Health. Alcohol and Drug Services
St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre
Call Number
WM 29 C31 C74 1996
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Critical issues in the provision of coordinated chemical dependency services in the City of Vancouver
Author
City of Vancouver. Health Department
Council of University Teaching Hospitals
Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service Society
British Columbia. Ministry of Health. Alcohol and Drug Services
St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by City of Vancouver. Health Department, Council of University Teaching Hospitals, Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service Society, British Columbia. Ministry of Health. Alcohol and Drug Services, St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver, BC), Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Vancouver/Richmond Health Board
Year Published
1996
Physical Description
1 v.
Subjects
Interagency Collaboration
Alcohol Abuse--Therapy--British Columbia--Vancouver
Drug Abuse--Therapy--British Columbia--Vancouver
Substance Abuse--Therapy-British Columbia--Vancouver
Community Mental Health Services--British Columbia--Vancouver
Mentally Ill--Services for--British Columbia--Vancouver
Alcohol Abuse--Diagnosis
Statistics and Numerical Data
Notes
Includes bibliographical references
Includes: The CAGE questionnaire : validation of a new alcoholism screening instrument / Mayfield, Ry Demmie / McLeod, Gail / Hall, Patricia -- To drink or not to drink : an experimental analysis of group drinking decisions by four alcoholics / Goldman, Mark S. -- Screening for alcohol abuse using CAGE scores and likelihood ratios / Buschbaum, David G. ; [et al.] -- Comparison of CAGE questionaire and computer-assisted laboratory profiles in screening for covert alcoholism / Beresford, Thomas P. [et al.] -- Knowledge, attitudes, and reported practices of medical students and house staff regarding the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism / Geller, Gail [et al.]
Format
Report
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 29 C31 C74 1996
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Outcomes assessment in clinical practice

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog115395
Author
Sederer, Lloyd I. (ed.)
Dickey, Barbara (ed.)
Call Number
WM 400 O97 1996
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Outcomes assessment in clinical practice
Author
Sederer, Lloyd I. (ed.)
Dickey, Barbara (ed.)
Place
Baltimore, MD
Publisher
Williams & Wilkins
Year Published
c1996
Physical Description
301 p.
Subjects
Clinical Medicine
Mental Disorders--Therapy
Mental Health Services--Evaluation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)--Organization & Administration
Substance Abuse--Therapy
Total Quality Management--Methods
Notes
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN
0-683-07630-2
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 400 O97 1996
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Addictions and mental health

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog121500
Author
Ralph, Irene
Edition
6th ed.
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Addictions and mental health
Alternate Title
Addictions & mental health
Author
Ralph, Irene
Responsibility
Irene Ralph; Edited by Allan Burgmann, Richard Magee and Deborah Thompson
Edition
6th ed.
Place
Grand Forks, BC
Publisher
IGR Publications
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
92 p.
Subjects
Substance-related abuse
Mental Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Addiction
ISBN
978973723465
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
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