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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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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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Community action guide : working together for the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog116635
Author
BC FAS Resource Society
Call Number
WQ 211 B748 1998
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Community action guide : working together for the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alternate Title
B.C. FAS Community action guide
Author
BC FAS Resource Society
Responsibility
BC FAS Resource Society
Place
Victoria
Publisher
Ministry for Children and Families, Adult Addiction Services
Year Published
1998
Physical Description
66 p. [looseleaf] ; 30 cm
Subjects
Fetal alcohol syndrome - Prevention & control
Alcoholism - In pregnancy
Abstract
Includes a copy of the Health Canada report entitled "Joint statement: prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) in Canada" October 1996
ISBN
0772634831
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WQ 211 B748 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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