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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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The addiction casebook

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119441
Author
Levounis, Petros
Herron, Abigail J.
Call Number
WM270 L48 2014
Location
Richmond Hospital
Title
The addiction casebook
Author
Levounis, Petros
Herron, Abigail J.
Responsibility
edited by Petros Levounis, Abigail J. Herron
Place
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing, a Division of American Psychiatric Association
Year Published
2014
Physical Description
xii, 218 p
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Behavior, Addictive
Addiction
Case studies
ISBN
9781585624584
Format
Book
Location
Richmond Hospital
Call Number
WM270 L48 2014
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Fundamentals of addiction : a practical guide for counsellors

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119829
Author
Herie, Marilyn
Skinner, W.J. Wayne
Edition
4th ed.
Call Number
WM270 H47 2014
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Fundamentals of addiction : a practical guide for counsellors
Alternate Title
Alcohol & drug problems
Alcohol and drug problems
Author
Herie, Marilyn
Skinner, W.J. Wayne
Responsibility
edited by Marilyn Herie and W.J. Wayne Skinner ; foreword by Gabor Maté.
Edition
4th ed.
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Year Published
2014
Physical Description
791 p.
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Alcoholism--Therapy
Abstract
An essential reference for counsellors and a comprehensive textbook...Written by more than 50 experts in addiction treatment and related fields, each chapter includes case examples, practice tips and print and online resources.
Section 1 ? The Basics -- Section 2 ? Clinical Interventions -- Section 3 ? Special Issues and
Considerations -- Section 4 ? Specific Populations -- Section 5 ? Professional Practice and
System Issues
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781771141475
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM270 H47 2014
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