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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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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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Asking the right questions 2 : talking with clients about sexual orientation and gender identity in mental health, counselling and addiction settings.

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog117423
Author
Barbara, Angela M.
Doctor, Farzana
Chaim, Gloria
Edition
[2nd ed.] ; revised by Angela M. Barbara and Farzana Doctor.
Call Number
HQ 1075 B356 2004
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Asking the right questions 2 : talking with clients about sexual orientation and gender identity in mental health, counselling and addiction settings.
Author
Barbara, Angela M.
Doctor, Farzana
Chaim, Gloria
Responsibility
First edition written by Angela M. Barbara, Gloria Chaim and Farzana Doctor ; research co-ordinated and conducted by Angela M. Barbara.
Edition
[2nd ed.] ; revised by Angela M. Barbara and Farzana Doctor.
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Year Published
2004
Physical Description
vi, 64 p. ; 28 cm.
Subjects
Gender Identity
Mental Health
Sexual orientation
Substance-Related Disorders--therapy
Counseling
Abstract
"This manual is for all therapists, counsellors, other clinicians, nurses and doctors assessing or treating clients who have substance use and/or mental health concerns.
This manual will help create an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTTIQ) clients feel comfortable indentifying themselves as such.
Includes: interview items that can be used to facilitate discussion during assessment or early in treatment; an assessment form and guide to be used with a standard substance use, mental health, or other service assessment; background information to help clinicians use the ARQ2 guide; a glossary of concepts and terms."
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Spiritual care quick start.
ISBN
088868469X
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
HQ 1075 B356 2004
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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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